It has been more than two months since "Deflategate" was abruptly added to the sports lexicon, and it appears the
Speaking with Peter King of SI.com, NFL Commissioner
"I haven't spoken to [Wells] for several weeks," Goodell said. "I think he's getting near the end, but there's no requirement when."
The NFL has been criticized for an apparent lack of urgency with the investigation, but Goodell said it was important for the league to analyze all the available facts before coming to a conclusion.
"I think the most important thing is to get the right information, to get the facts and to get the truth," Goodell said. "And not to make any judgments until you get that. We have been very careful on that. We followed the facts. We took the information. We determined that we should bring Ted Wells to further the investigation. We haven't given him a timetable except to be thorough, be fair and get to the truth."
Goodell also shot down reports that the NFL was conducting some sort of sting operation during the game to catch the Patriots in the act of using deflated balls. He said he was not aware of any issue regarding the Patriots' possible use of underinflated footballs until after their
However, Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson said at the
It remains to be seen whether the "Deflategate" saga will come to an end with the unveiling of the Wells report before the NFL draft on April 30.