A month ago,
Goodell essentially repeated himself Tuesday during an interview with Charlie Rose on "CBS This Morning," saying "it won't be long" until the investigation is concluded.
In addition, Goodell revealed that the investigation aims to question whether the Patriots used underinflated balls in multiple games. He also reiterated that Ted Wells, whom the NFL hired to head up the probe, isn't being held to a specific deadline for the results of his inquiry.
"I think it's hard because you want to make sure you have all the information," Goodell said. "One of the things that he would be asked to look for: Was it just one game?"
It was widely believed the "Deflategate" investigation, which was launched in the days after the Patriots' win over
The NFL has been criticized for an apparent lack of urgency regarding the matter, but Goodell stressed that conducting a thorough investigation is its top priority.
"The most important thing here is: Was there a violation of the rules? And if so, how did that occur?" Goodell said. "We have a responsibility to the 32 teams — not just to one team, to 32 teams — and our fans, and the general public here to make sure that things were done fairly."
The Patriots have denied purposely using deflated footballs, and Goodell has previously shot down reports the NFL was conducting some sort of sting operation during the