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Tom Brady denies any knowledge of footballs being deflated

Tom Brady denies any knowledge of footballs being deflated

New England quarterback Tom Brady said Thursday he was not aware of anyone deflating footballs before the AFC championship game, nor did he instruct anyone to do so. “I didn’t alter the ball in any way,” Brady told reporters in a news conference that was moved up a day so he could address the media. “I have a process I go through before every game where I go in and pick the balls, the footballs that I want to use for the game. Our equipment guys do a great job of breaking the balls in. They have a process that they go through. When I pick those footballs out, at that point, to me, they’re perfect. I don’t want anyone touching the balls after that, I...

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