Defiant once again, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick denied any wrongdoing by himself or the team in deflating footballs beyond NFL rules.
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick conducted a press conference on Saturday, once again denying any wrongdoing by himself or members of the Patriots in DeflateGate.
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After starting the press conference 35 minutes late, Belichick began the conference by stating that no one on the team had broken any rules.
“I believe 100 percent we have followed every rule to the letter,” Belichick told reporters. “I’m embarrassed to talk about the amount of time I’ve put into this, relative to the challenge in front of us.”
The Patriots head coach outlined the lengthy process they went through during the week to prepare balls for gameday, stating that the process itself “raised the air pressure by 1 pound per square inch (PSI).”
Belichick added that the balls weren’t “prepared in a heated room, or treated in any unique way.”
The Patriots are under investigation for deflating footballs to several pounds below the NFL regulations in the AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts. 11 of the 12 game balls were reportedly under-inflated by about 2 pounds of PSI.
Patriots QB Tom Brady spoke to the media on Thursday and denied any involvement or any knowledge of the balls being under-inflated.