New England Patriots deflategate

New England Patriots' Twitter avatar, displaying Tom Brady's #12 jersey. Taken from Twitter on May 12, 2015

Following the AFC championship game on January 18 reports emerged that the New England Patriots had deflated footballs in their win over the Indianapolis Colts. The Patriots staunchly denied the accusations amid a media frenzy during the build-up to the Super Bowl, which was won by Bill Belichick's men.

A report into the incident by Ted Wells and his team took 103 days to complete, however, it did find that it was more probable than not that members of the Patriots' equipment staff had deflated footballs in the game, while quarterback Tom Brady was "generally aware" of their activities.

The NFL banned Brady for four matches and handed out heavy sanctions to the Patriots, including docking them their first-round pick in the 2016 Draft. However, the Patriots hit back with a report of their own, condemning the Wells report, while Brady has now appealed his suspension by the league.

Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's four-game ban reinstated by US Appeals court
US Court of Appeals reinstates New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game ban for his role in deflategate.
Apr 25, 16:42
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
Indianapolis Colts request deflategate blimp not be flown against Patriots
The Indianapolis Colts request that a blimp saying #DeflateThisBrady is not flown when they meet Tom Brady's New England Patriots next week.
Oct 10, 03:44
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
NFL appeal against Tom Brady suspension decision to be heard in February
The NFL's appeal against the vacation of Tom Brady's four-game ban for the deflategate scandal will not be heard until February.
Sep 30, 15:36
The New England Patriots kick off to the Baltimore Ravens to start their AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2012
New England Patriots equipment staff members reinstated by the NFL
The New England Patriots announce that their two equipment staff members John Jastremski and Jim McNally have been reinstated by the NFL.
Sep 17, 00:02
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft speaks at a press conference at Gillette Stadium July 29, 2015
New England Patriots ask for John Jastremski, Jim McNally reinstatement
The NFL announces that it is considering the request of the New England Patriots for the reinstatement of staff members John Jastremski and Jim McNally.
Sep 9, 20:46
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft speaks at a press conference at Gillette Stadium July 29, 2015
New England Patriots refute ESPN allegations over spygate scandal
The New England Patriots dismiss allegations made by ESPN dating back to the spygate scandal in the 2007 season.
Sep 8, 19:50
Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a Super Bowl XLVIII news conference at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 31, 2014
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell: 'No link between spygate, deflategate'
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is adamant that there is no link between the spygate and deflategate scandals involving the New England Patriots.
Sep 8, 19:23
Offensive coordinator Mike Martz of the Chicago Bears watches warm-ups before a game against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field on September 25, 2011
Former St Louis Rams head coach Mike Martz "shocked" by his NFL statement
Former St Louis Rams head coach Mike Martz admits that he was taken aback when he saw the statement he provided to the NFL amid the spygate scandal.
Sep 8, 19:04
A general view of Bank of America Stadium prior to the NFC Divisional Playoff Game between the San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers on January 12, 2014
Report: Carolina Panthers convinced Patriots taped practices before Super Bowl
A report claims that the Carolina Panthers believed the New England Patriots had taped their practices ahead of their clash in Super Bowl XXXVIII.
Sep 8, 18:46
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
New England Patriots' Tom Brady: 'It has been a challenging time'
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady concedes that the past seven months have been a difficult for him as he was forced to endure the deflategate scandal.
Sep 8, 18:24
The New England Patriots kick off to the Baltimore Ravens to start their AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2012
Report: Patriots sent employees into opposing locker rooms to steal playsheets
A report alleges that the New England Patriots had employees steal the playsheets of opposing teams by sending them into their locker room before kickoff.
Sep 8, 18:02
Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers drops back to pass against the New York Giants during the game on August 10, 2013
Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger: 'I always thought we would face Tom Brady'
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger admits that he always thought his side would be facing the New England Patriots with Tom Brady in their season opener.
Sep 7, 16:54
Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates after defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015
Tom Brady feels for New England Patriots' game day staff
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says that he feels 'terrible' for the staff suspended over the deflategate scandal.
Sep 7, 01:48
Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates after defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015
New England Patriots' Tom Brady: "We have all lost" in deflategate scandal
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady believes that all the parties involved in the deflategate scandal were on the losing side, despite having his four-game suspension lifted.
Sep 5, 03:22
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft speaks at a press conference at Gillette Stadium July 29, 2015
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft: 'We can return our focus to football'
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft believes that focus can return to the game after the deflategate saga.
Sep 4, 00:05
Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates after defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015
NFL to appeal decision on New England Patriots' Tom Brady
The NFL is appealing Judge Richard Berman's decision to reverse Tom Brady's four-game suspension.
Sep 3, 22:56
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
Tom Brady deflategate ban overturned by federal judge
A federal judge overturns the four-game ban given to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for his role in the deflategate scandal.
Sep 3, 15:48
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair watches in the game against Jacksonville Jaguars on November 24, 2013
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair: 'New England Patriots escalated deflategate scandal'
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair believes that the New England Patriots escalated the deflategate scandal by refusing to fully cooperate with the NFL.
Sep 2, 02:12
Then Steelers linebacker James Harrison in action on December 9, 2012
James Harrison: 'NFL, Roger Goodell will win Tom Brady deflategate dispute'
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison believes that Tom Brady is fighting a losing battle against the NFL and Roger Goodell over his deflategate suspension.
Sep 1, 18:43
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
Judge Berman to make Tom Brady appeal decision this week
Judge Richard Berman announces that he will make a decision regarding Tom Brady's appeal against his suspension for the deflategate scandal by Wednesday.
Sep 1, 00:00
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
Tom Brady's marriage with Gisele Bundchen 'struggling due to NFL scandal'
The marriage between New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his wife Gisele Bundchen is reportedly under strain due to the NFL deflategate controversy.
Aug 27, 09:29
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
Joe Thomas: 'Tom Brady punishment for deflategate scandal far too severe'
Cleveland Browns tackle Joe Thomas believes that the NFL punished New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady far too severely for his role in the deflategate scandal.
Aug 23, 22:17
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
Donald Trump backs Tom Brady in deflategate scandal
Donald Trump believes that the NFL have treated New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady poorly in the deflategate scandal after he was suspended for four games.
Aug 22, 22:28
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
Randy Moss: 'NFL fight is affecting Tom Brady'
Former New England Patriots star Randy Moss concedes that the fight with the NFL is affecting Tom Brady.
Aug 21, 17:59
Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks is seen on the field during the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on September 29, 2013
Richard Sherman criticises New England Patriots punishment
Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman insists that the deflategate punishments were not fair on Tom Brady.
Aug 20, 17:40
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
Report: Tom Brady will not attend second court hearing
A report suggests that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will not be present in court for the second hearing of his case against his four-game suspension.
Aug 18, 22:05
New York Giants President and CEO John Mara looks on prior to the start of the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 8, 2013
New York Giants co-owner John Mara wants deflategate scandal to end
New York Giants co-owner John Mara wants the deflategate saga to end in the near future because he is tired of hearing about the scandal.
Aug 17, 23:14
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
Tom Brady plays in New England Patriots' pre-season game
New England Patriots star Tom Brady started in his team's first pre-season opener on Thursday night.
Aug 14, 16:38
Dan Connolly of the New England Patriots waits for Tom Brady's signal in the first half against the Dallas Cowboys on October 16, 2011
Report: Tom Brady, NFL lawyers meet again for settlement talks
Lawyers acting on behalf of the NFL and quarterback Tom Brady reportedly meet for further settlement talks.
Aug 13, 22:14
Dan Connolly of the New England Patriots waits for Tom Brady's signal in the first half against the Dallas Cowboys on October 16, 2011
NFL lawyer admits "no direct evidence" of Tom Brady wrongdoing
There is no "direct evidence" linking NFL quarterback Tom Brady to the deflategate scandal, according to league lawyer Daniel Nash.
Aug 12, 23:57
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
Tom Brady 'should have co-operated better with Ted Wells'
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady should have co-operated better with an investigation into the deflategate scandal, claims his attorney.
Aug 12, 23:45
Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a Super Bowl XLVIII news conference at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 31, 2014
Roger Goodell: 'NFL will cooperate fully with judge Richard Berman'
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says that the league will cooperate fully with judge Richard Berman in Tom Brady's court case against his four-game suspension.
Aug 12, 01:03
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
Judge Richard Berman advises NFL, NFLPA to settle Tom Brady case
Judge Richard Berman tells the NFL and the NFL Players Association to engage in settlement talks regarding Tom Brady's case ahead of their meeting in court.
Aug 11, 23:27
Richie Incognito of the Miami Dolphins defends against the Buffalo Bills on December 23, 2012
Richie Incognito: 'Ted Wells is not an independent investigator'
Buffalo Bills' Richie Incognito believes that investigator Ted Wells has not been independent in his reviews into the deflategate and bullying scandals in the NFL.
Aug 9, 22:40
Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a Super Bowl XLVIII news conference at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 31, 2014
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has no intention of reducing Tom Brady ban
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reveals that he has no intention of relenting in Tom Brady's case to get his four-game ban by the league reduced for the deflategate scandal.
Aug 8, 19:57
Head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens speaks to members of the media after a practice during the Baltimore Ravens rookie camp on May 5, 2013
Baltimore Ravens deny role in deflategate scandal
Head coach John Harbaugh insists that the Baltimore Ravens had no involvement in the deflategate scandal.
Aug 6, 22:49
A general view of the goal post against the blue sky as the Denver Broncos host the San Diego Chargers during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on November 22, 200
Report: NFL's Mike Kensil was source for deflategate story
NFL vice president of game operations Mike Kensil was reportedly the source used by ESPN for their false report regarding the deflategate scandal.
Aug 1, 20:34
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft speaks at a press conference at Gillette Stadium July 29, 2015
New England Patriots reveal email exchanges with NFL about false deflategate reports
The New England Patriots disclose a series of emails exchanged with the NFL, revealing their attempts to correct false reports about the deflategate scandal.
Aug 1, 20:11
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
Settlement talks agreed for Tom Brady case in New York
The NFL and NFL Players Association agree to attempt to resolve Tom Brady's four-game suspension in a settlement with New York judge Richard Berman.
Aug 1, 19:51
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft watches his team during warm ups prior to the start of their game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on September 23, 2012
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft: Tom Brady decision "unfathomable"
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft calls the NFL's decision to uphold Tom Brady's four-game ban "unfathomable".
Jul 29, 15:42
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
Tom Brady: "I did nothing wrong"
Tom Brady reacts on Facebook to the decision to uphold his four-game suspension over deflategate.
Jul 29, 13:28
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
New England Patriots "cannot comprehend" Tom Brady appeal decision
The New England Patriots admit that they are stunned by the decision of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to uphold Tom Brady's four-game suspension for the deflategate scandal.
Jul 28, 23:32
DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director of the National Football League Players Association, speaks during an NFLPA press conference prior to Super Bowl XLVIII on January 30, 2014
In full: NFLPA statement on Tom Brady appeal decision
The NFL Players Association reacts to the decision by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to uphold the four-game suspension of Tom Brady for the deflategate scandal.
Jul 28, 23:04
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
NFLPA dismisses Tom Brady settlement reports
The NFL Players Association refutes a report which claimed that they and the NFL were close to sealing a settlement regarding Tom Brady's appeal against his four-game ban.
Jul 28, 22:39
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
Agent: New England Patriots' Tom Brady appeal process was a "sham"
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's agent blasts the appeal process against his client's four-game suspension for the deflategate scandal.
Jul 28, 22:17
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
New England Patriots' Tom Brady 'authorises court action against NFL'
A report suggests that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has given the go-ahead for the NFLPA to file a case in federal court against his deflategate suspension.
Jul 28, 21:35
Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a Super Bowl XLVIII news conference at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 31, 2014
Report: NFL files potential Tom Brady court case in New York
A report suggests that the NFL has moved to file Tom Brady's potential court case against the league in New York in order to steer the jurisdiction away from Minnesota.
Jul 28, 21:15
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
Report: Tom Brady, NFLPA to take the NFL to court
A report suggests that New England Patriots' Tom Brady and the NFLPA are preparing to take the NFL to court after his suspension for the deflategate scandal was upheld.
Jul 28, 20:57
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
NFL upholds New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's suspension for deflategate
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upholds New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for the deflategate scandal.
Jul 28, 19:53
Indianapolis Colts owner James Irsay at the game against Baltimore Ravens on December 19, 2004
Jim Irsay: 'I did not try to influence Roger Goodell over Tom Brady appeal'
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay insists that he did not try to influence the decision of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in the appeal process of Tom Brady's suspension.
Jul 28, 00:31
Pittsburgh Steelers President and co-owner Art Rooney II is seen before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on December 19, 2011
Art Rooney II: 'Tom Brady decision in NFL commissioner's hands'
Pittsburgh Steelers co-owner Art Rooney II says that the decision on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's suspension appeal is in the NFL commissioner's hands.
Jul 26, 21:24
Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a Super Bowl XLVIII news conference at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 31, 2014
Roger Goodell: "No timeline" on Tom Brady appeal result
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell discloses that there is no timeline on the release of the outcome of Tom Brady's appeal against his four-game suspension.
Jul 21, 21:40
New England Patriots' Tom Brady in action on August 16, 2013
'Deflategate' football sells for $40k at auction
The only ball known to have been used during the New England Patriots' AFC Championship Game win in February has been sold at auction for over $40,000.
Jul 19, 22:08
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
Randy Moss defends Tom Brady amid deflategate scandal
Former New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss insists that Tom Brady is the most professional player he has worked with, amid criticism for the deflategate scandal.
Jul 14, 23:03
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
Roger Goodell: 'Tom Brady decision coming soon'
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell insists that a decision will be made soon on the appeal of Tom Brady.
Jul 10, 17:41
Emmanuel Sanders #10 of the Denver Broncos catches a 42-yard touchdown pass against the St. Louis Rams in the second quarter t the Edward Jones Dome on November 16, 2014
Emmauel Sanders blasts 'cheats' New England Patriots in wake of deflategate
Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders insists that the New England Patriots shouldn't be Super Bowl champions because of the deflategate scandal.
Jun 26, 22:51
Tom Brady of the New England Patriots prepares for the snap during Q1 of the AFC Championship game on January 18, 2015
Tedy Bruschi calls on NFL to end Tom Brady ban
Tom Brady's four-game ban should be "eliminated completely", according to his former New England Patriots teammate Tedy Bruschi.
Jun 24, 20:57
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
Investigator Ted Wells to attend Tom Brady appeal
Investigator Ted Wells will attend New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's appeal to answer questions on his report into the deflategate scandal.
Jun 23, 01:04
LeGarrette Blount #29 of the New England Patriots reacts after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Gillette Stadium on November 23, 2014
Deflategate ball to be auctioned
One of the balls used in the NFL's deflategate game is to be auctioned with a reserve price of $25,000.
Jun 19, 11:48
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
Report: New England Patriots' Tom Brady wants entire deflategate ban rescinded
A report suggests that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wants all four games of his suspension for the deflategate scandal rescinded in his appeal.
Jun 16, 22:09
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft watches his team during warm ups prior to the start of their game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on September 23, 2012
Robert Kraft hopeful Tom Brady will be available for week one
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is optimistic that quarterback Tom Brady will be available in week one of the season, despite his ban for the deflategate scandal.
Jun 9, 19:51
A general view of the goal post against the blue sky as the Denver Broncos host the San Diego Chargers during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on November 22, 200
Joe Montana: 'I would have considered deflating footballs'
Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana admits that he would have thought about deflating footballs if it would have improved his game during wet conditions.
Jun 8, 20:32
Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a Super Bowl XLVIII news conference at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 31, 2014
Roger Goodell rejects NFLPA request to recuse himself from Tom Brady appeal
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell rejects the request from the NFL Players Association to recuse himself from the appeal of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
Jun 2, 21:40
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick on the sidelines during the game against Tampa Bay Buccaneers on August 16, 2013
Bill Belichick: 'We are only focused on the 2015 season'
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is adamant that his side cannot be distracted by the ongoing scandal surronding the deflategate incident.
May 30, 22:21
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
New England Patriots' Tom Brady appeal to be heard on June 23
A report suggests that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's appeal against his four-match suspension by the NFL will be heard on June 23.
May 30, 22:04
Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers drops back to pass against the New York Giants during the game on August 10, 2013
Ben Roethlisberger: 'New England Patriots clash won't be the same without Tom Brady'
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger concedes that it will not be the same playing the New England Patriots without facing Tom Brady.
May 26, 21:39
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at the podium in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, 2013
Joe Horn: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is "the devil"
Former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Horn slams NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for his handling of league matters, while also branding him "the devil".
May 26, 20:23
Darrelle Revis #24 of the New England Patriots reacts during the third quarter against the Chicago Bears at Gillette Stadium on October 26, 2014
Darrelle Revis has no sympathy for Tom Brady
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis admits that he feels no sympathy over the punishment handed to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for the deflategate scandal.
May 25, 21:52
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft watches his team during warm ups prior to the start of their game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on September 23, 2012
Larry King: 'Robert Kraft hopeful he has helped Tom Brady's appeal'
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft tells Larry King that he is hopeful he has helped the appeal of Tom Brady by accepting the sanctions meted out to his team.
May 24, 22:36
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
New England Patriots fans stage rally for Tom Brady at Gillette Stadium
Fans of the New England Patriots hold a rally of support for quarterback Tom Brady at Gillette Stadium to protest his four-game ban for the deflategate scandal.
May 24, 20:50
Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a Super Bowl XLVIII news conference at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 31, 2014
Roger Goodell: 'Robert Kraft won't affect Tom Brady appeal'
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell insists that Robert Kraft will not affect New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's appeal.
May 21, 16:57
Tom Brady of the New England Patriots prepares for the snap during Q1 of the AFC Championship game on January 18, 2015
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell: 'Banning Tom Brady was a hard decision'
Suspending New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was a "difficult decision", according to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
May 20, 23:59
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair watches in the game against Jacksonville Jaguars on November 24, 2013
Bob McNair: 'Robert Kraft was right to accept sanctions'
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair feels that Robert Kraft made the right decision to not appeal the sanctions meted to the New England Patriots for the deflategate scandal.
May 19, 21:54
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at the podium in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, 2013
NFLPA: 'Roger Goodell should recuse himself from Tom Brady appeal'
The NFLPA demands that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell recuse himself from his role as arbitrator in the appeal of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
May 19, 21:34
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft watches his team during warm ups prior to the start of their game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on September 23, 2012
New England Patriots rule out 'deflategate' appeal
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft confirms that the club will not be appealing the sanctions meted out by the NFL over the 'deflategate' scandal.
May 19, 20:05
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft watches his team during warm ups prior to the start of their game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on September 23, 2012
Robert Kraft: 'I have complete trust in Tom Brady'
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft insists that he has complete trust in quarterback Tom Brady amid the deflategate scandal.
May 18, 22:19
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll on February 1, 2015
Pete Carroll: 'Deflategate had no effect on Super Bowl'
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll believes that the deflategate scandal did not have any impact on his side's Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots.
May 18, 20:10
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft watches his team during warm ups prior to the start of their game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on September 23, 2012
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft annoyed with NFL sanctions
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft admits that he is still very annoyed with the treatment of his team in the Wells Report and the consequent sanctions from the NFL.
May 18, 19:49
Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio of the Denver Broncos during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 5, 2013
Jack Del Rio: New England Patriots' sanctions were an "overreaction"
Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio feels that the NFL overreacted in their punishments of the New England Patriots and Tom Brady for the deflategate scandal.
May 17, 21:57
Rob Ninkovich #50 of the New England Patriots runs off the field after defeating the Indianapolis Colts in their AFC Divisional Playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 11, 2014
Rob Ninkovich defends Tom Brady amid criticism
New England Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich insists that Tom Brady has the full backing of the club's locker room following his four-game suspension.
May 16, 21:38
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
Roger Goodell to hear Tom Brady appeal
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell elects to preside over the appeal of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's suspension.
May 15, 17:01
Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates after defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015
New England Patriots issue response to Ted Wells Report
The New England Patriots release a response to the Ted Wells Report which resulted in Tom Brady receiving a four-game suspension.
May 14, 19:38
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
Jonathan Vilma offers advice to Tom Brady
Jonathan Vilma offers his advice to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after his suspension from the NFL.
May 14, 17:17
New England Patriots' Tom Brady in action on August 16, 2013
Rex Ryan adamant the New England Patriots will be hard to beat without Tom Brady
Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan says that he is not distracted by the ban of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
May 14, 00:05
A general view of the goal post against the blue sky as the Denver Broncos host the San Diego Chargers during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on November 22, 200
New England Patriots fans arrested for protest at NFL headquarters
Four supporters of the New England Patriots are arrested for staging a protest against Tom Brady's suspension inside the headquarters of the NFL in New York City.
May 12, 22:45
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
Ted Wells: 'I did not want to take Tom Brady's phone'
Ted Wells insists that he did not want to take Tom Brady's phone into his possession during his investigation of the deflategate scandal.
May 12, 22:16
A general view of the goal post against the blue sky as the Denver Broncos host the San Diego Chargers during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on November 22, 200
Deflategate investigator: 'It doesn't matter which pressure gauge was used'
One of the investigators into the deflategate scandal insists that it did not matter what gauge the officials used when they measured the New England Patriots' footballs.
May 12, 21:49
Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates after defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015
New England Patriots display support for Tom Brady on social media
The New England Patriots display their support for quarterback Tom Brady on their social media pages following his four-match suspension by the NFL.
May 12, 21:18
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
Ted Wells hits back at Don Yee criticism
Ted Wells hits back at criticism from the agent of Tom Brady, insisting that he was not biased against the quarterback in his deflategate investigation.
May 12, 20:54
The New England Patriots kick off to the Baltimore Ravens to start their AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2012
Ted Wells critical of New England Patriots cooperation in deflategate investigation
Ted Wells slams the New England Patriots for their lack of cooperation by refusing his request for a second interview with Jim McNally in his investigation into deflategate.
May 12, 20:33
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft watches his team during warm ups prior to the start of their game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on September 23, 2012
NFL team owner: Relationship between Robert Kraft, Roger Goodell is "dead"
An unnamed NFL team owner suggests that the relationship between commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots' Robert Kraft is "pretty much dead".
May 12, 20:11
Eli Manning of the New York Giants walks off the field after the loss to the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on November 24, 2013
Eli Manning "not glad" to see Tom Brady suspended
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning admits that he takes no pleasure from seeing Tom Brady suspended by the NFL for four matches due to the deflategate scandal.
May 12, 19:48
Tom Brady of the New England Patriots prepares for the snap during Q1 of the AFC Championship game on January 18, 2015
Robert Kraft hits out at 'excessive' Tom Brady suspension
Quarterback Tom Brady has the backing of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft after the NFL announced that he has been given a four-game ban.
May 12, 02:26
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
New England Patriots' Tom Brady suspension: Twitter reacts
Sports Mole looks at how Twitter reacted to the news of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension by the NFL.
May 12, 01:13
Head coach Bill Belichick watches his team play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the game at Gillette Stadium on August 16, 2013
NFL: 'Bill Belichick exonerated in deflategate scandal'
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is exonerated of any wrongdoing in the deflategate scandal by the NFL despite his side being heavily sanctioned.
May 12, 00:49
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
Agent: Tom Brady will appeal "ridiculous" suspension
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's agent admits that the player will appeal his suspension by the NFL for his part in the deflategate scandal.
May 12, 00:25
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
NFL: 'Tom Brady failed to cooperate fully with deflategate investigation'
The NFL discloses that the lack of cooperation from Tom Brady and the New England Patriots led to their severe sanctions from the deflategate scandal.
May 11, 23:57
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
NFL: 'New England Patriots' prior record reason behind heavy sanctions'
The NFL claims that the past record of the New England Patriots in matters of discipline was one of the reasons behind their severe punishment for the deflategate scandal.
May 11, 23:28
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
New England Patriots' Tom Brady banned for four matches
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is banned for four matches by the NFL, and the club is docked their first-round pick in the 2016 Draft for the deflategate scandal.
May 11, 22:41
Cleveland Browns new head coach Mike Pettine fields questions from the media during a press conference to announce his hiring at the Browns training facility on January 23, 2014
Mike Pettine: "I lose respect for people that cheat"
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine hints that he has lost respect for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in light of his involvement in the deflategate scandal.
May 9, 16:41
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
Tom Brady: 'Super Bowl triumph is not tainted by deflategate scandal'
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady insists that his side's Super Bowl win over the Seattle Seahawks has not been tarnished by the deflategate scandal.
May 9, 16:23
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
Report: New England Patriots star Tom Brady could face four-game ban
New England Patriots star Tom Brady could reportedly face a four-match ban for being aware that his side's footballs were deflated against the Indianapolis Colts.
May 9, 15:06
Tom Brady of the New England Patriots prepares for the snap during Q1 of the AFC Championship game on January 18, 2015
Tom Brady reacts to Wells Report
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reacts to the Wells Report, although insists that he will make further comment at a later date.
May 8, 18:59
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
Tom Brady's agent slams Wells Report
The agent of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady insists that the findings of the Wells Report are flawed.
May 7, 17:38
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft watches his team during warm ups prior to the start of their game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on September 23, 2012
Robert Kraft defends New England Patriots in ball-tampering row
Robert Kraft dismisses the findings of an investigation into allegations that the New England Patriots deliberately deflated balls.
May 6, 23:43
Tom Brady in action for New England Patriots on February 1, 2015
Tom Brady 'knew balls were under-inflated' in AFC championship game
The New England Patriots are 'probably' guilty of deliberately deflating balls in the AFC Championship game.
May 6, 22:32
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick on the sidelines during the game against Tampa Bay Buccaneers on August 16, 2013
Barack Obama jokes about 'Deflategate'
President Barack Obama shares a joke with the New England Patriots as he honours them at the White House.
Apr 24, 16:38
Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a Super Bowl XLVIII news conference at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 31, 2014
Roger Goodell: 'Deflategate investigation nearly complete'
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reveals that the investigation into the deflategate scandal is almost completed.
Mar 23, 19:36



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