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Brady: 'I Didn't Alter Ball'; Belichick 'Shocked' By Report

Brady: 'I Didn't Alter Ball'; Belichick 'Shocked' By Report

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — As the NFL investigates accusations that the New England Patriots used underinflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game, the faces of the franchise stood before cameras and reporters Thursday. In the morning, coach Bill Belichick said he was shocked by the reports and denied any knowledge of the footballs being deflated. In the afternoon, quarterback Tom Brady stood behind the same lectern and followed the same script as his coach. "I have no knowledge of anything," Brady said. "I have no knowledge of any wrongdoing." So how did 11 of 12 game balls lose air from when officials inspected them 2 hours and 15 minutes before kickoff until...

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