Here's what Tom Brady said about Deflategate allegations facing Steelers
The Patriots quarterback was suspended four games for his role in the original Deflategate
Tom Brady missed the first month of the 2016 season for his role in the Deflategate silliness. On Sunday, Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported that the Giants alleged that the Steelers deflated footballs during their Week 13 matchup.
The league promptly issued this statement: "The officiating game ball procedures were followed and there were no chain of command issues. All footballs were in compliance and no formal complaint was filed by the Giants with our office."
Predictably, Brady was asked about the latest (shortest) chapter in the Deflategate after-school special.
"It's really inconsequential to me," Brady told Jim Gray of Westwood One, via Pro Football Talk. "I really had put my situation behind me a long time ago and they'll decide whatever they want to do. That's their prerogative as a league, but for me I got plenty of things that I have moved on from and I got to worry about. My job is football and playing well and that's what my focus is especially just before one of the biggest games of our season."
So does Brady have any advice for the league after its investigation concluded that Brady deserved a four-game suspension?
"I'll leave that to all the Patriots fans, I'm sure they have pretty strong opinions, too," Brady said.
This is about as close as the Pats quarterback has come to talking about Deflategate in any form:
Meanwhile, here was Glazer's original report from Sunday, in full:
"Last week the New York Giants got suspicious of the Pittsburgh Steelers during their game so after two takeaways from the Steelers, the Giants actually tested two of the footballs on the sidelines to see if in fact they were, dare I used the d-word, deflated," Glazer said. "Two of the balls came in under [the PSI weight], so they sent them in to the National Football League. Still waiting on a response from the NFL."
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