This day in history: Jan. 22, 2015

Tom Brady is investigated for deflated footballs.
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We begin would those major questions as the Super Bowl new years tonight the New England Patriots. They're superstar quarterback Tom Brady facing the cameras and tough questions. Heading into his sixth Super Bowl ten days from now. Brady has an incredible had run a credible run I should say with the patriots winning three Super Bowls already off the field got me headlines too with his glamorous wife. But we have never seen him quite like this playing a different kind of defense late today answering questions about those football's authorities say were deflated. Tonight Tom Brady answering the question did he cheat. Here's ABC's Ryan Smith. Tonight football's golden boy to. Grilled. No obvious that like to know what happened. And as you all would too. Tom Brady bombarded with questions about ESPN's report eleven of the twelve balls his teens used to beat the Indianapolis Colts were under inflated. A violation of NFL standards but some call cheating. Today Brady was asked point blank are you would cedar. I don't believe so and I feel like I've always. Played within the rules I would never do anything to break the rules. Brady is one of football's biggest stars both on the field and off. It is thirteen seasons as starting quarterback with the patriots he is help make the team one of the most profitable in the league. Leading them to the Super Bowl six times with three wins today patriots head coach Bill Belichick said Brady fix the football's he's going to play with. Had no knowledge whatsoever of the situation. Palm's personal preferences. On his footballs or. Something something that he can talk about in much better detail Brady did explained his pregame which tool. You go through that process of breaking balls and aimed at getting comfortable with them of course you know I choose the balls that I want to use of the game and then. And that's what I expected brought on the Plainfield. The ball's in Sunday's game were approved by arrest more than two hours before game time experts say the only time they could have been deflated. Was in the final minutes before kick off for during the game on the sidelines. So I wanted to see how long it could take to do just that. Just like that. Let's 34 seconds Brady says he had nothing to do with this and the patriots locker room today. Players telling me they can't distinguish between a regulation ball and a deflated one anyway. Can you tell the difference between all of its Q. I wouldn't even know that she can't tell the difference. Me personally when you hold their group won't come until breakfast Matt. Not I don't know enough but one thing nobody disputes this is an unwelcome distraction for the team with a Super Bowl right around the corner. This has been a tough PR season for the NFL. Had to have the patriots a team that is so visible but so often involve these controversies. It's about as best marriage you could see for the week. Tom Brady is said no one from the NFL as contacted him about the deflate gate issue despite the NFL telling us they are investigating. When asked if Tom Brady will be questioned and who else has been interviewed so far. The NFL telling us they are not commenting on the.

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