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Tom Brady avoids addressing Deflategate claims

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We are in the aftermath of the release of the Tedd Wells report and the entire NFL world is still waiting to hear what the responsible parties have to say for themselves.

For anyone unaware, the answer to the question of whether or not the New England Patriots purposefully deflated game balls in their AFC Championship win over the Indianapolis Colts has finally been answered.

The Wells report has finally been released and has pointed the finger of blame squarely at the candidates who may be responsible.

Whilst mainly claiming that it was Patriots staff who were responsible, the report has also made a much bigger claim.

Lobbying much of the blame towards the future hall of fame quarterback Tom Brady, the imminent future of the Super Bowl MVP is up in the air right now.

Brady himself had not been asked about the events until tonight as we had continually heard from his agent and Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

Brady has spoken about the issue but he hasn't actually said much as he has practically just refused to answer questions.

"Our owner commented on it yesterday. It's only been 30 hours, so I haven't had much time to digest it fully, but when I do, I'll let you know. I'll be sure to let you know how I feel about it, and everybody else." - Brady's response to Deflategate questions

Not answering questions prior to the investigation may be a smart tactic in order to avoid making the situation worse for the Patriots.

However answering like that does make it come across as though Brady is hiding something and that certainly won't help him.

When asked if the latest revelations have done anything to diminish the joys of winning the Super Bowl, Brady simply said "Absolutely not!"

Jimmy's time?

The rumours surrounding Brady claim that he will face a big punishment from the NFL and the big question comes around what he will have to surrender.

There is always the chance that Brady will be the recipient of a huge fine from the league but there are also rumours that he could face a suspension.

Should Brady be suspended, the Patriots may have to turn to back up quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo come week one of next season.

If Garoppolo can come into the team where he will now be a second year player and lead them to a winning start of the year, that could surely help to ease the pain of the Patriots fans.

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