Tom Brady breaks his silence on Deflategate – but DENIES tampering with footballs and downplays the scandal by saying, ‘this isn’t ISIS’.
Tom Brady firmly denied having any part in Deflategate or altering balls in a press conference Thursday afternoon.
‘When I pick those footballs out, at that point, to me, they’re perfect,’ he said.
‘I don’t want anyone touching my balls after that. I don’t want anyone rubbing them, you know, putting any air in them, taking any air out. To me, those balls are perfect and that’s what I expect when I show up on the field.’
And while he said he did not know of anyone on his team lowering the pressure in any of the game balls, he said while he could not deny that anything happened as he was busy preparing for the game and did not see everything that went on, he talked to the team’s equipment staff who said they did not adjust the pressure in the balls.
‘They also know how I like the balls and I tell them how great they are,’ he said of the staff.
Meanwhile, teammates who spoke with NBC News said he told members of the New England Patriots in a closed door meeting earlier in the day that he liked his balls ‘a certain way.’
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