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NFL Says Tom Brady Aware of Deflated Balls

The big news in the NFL today is that head coach of the New England Patriots, Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft did not seem to have any knowledge of, nor did they participate in the scandal that rocked the end of the 2014 football season.

Tom Brady, quarterback for the Patriots, very likely knew what was going on during the time that the game footballs were being deflated. In the championship game against Indiana’s Colts, it was found that many of the balls had been deflated, which is a violation according to former Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson.

The investigation also found that several attendants to the Patriots were involved in the actual deflation of the game footballs. While it did not say that Brady requested that this happen, it does say that he was generally aware of the violations and did nothing to prevent it from happening. It goes on to suggest that the locker room attendant and equipment assistant likely did not do this without approval. Furthermore, Brady has declined to provide access to alleged text messages to help in the investigation.