This just in...Brady wants to be the only one in the locker room touching and rubbing the balls. I guess at least he didn't say blowing and sucking.
Brady said before games he'll go through a process of picking out the balls prior to the officials' inspection. He said he wouldn't want anyone messing with them after that.
"When I pick those footballs out, at that point to me they’re perfect," Brady said. "I don’t want anyone touching the balls after that. I don’t want anyone rubbing them, putting any air in them, taking any air out. To me those balls are perfect and that’s what I expect when I show up on the field."
I love how they expect us to be completely stupid and believe that no one knew. It must have been just a rogue ball boy trying to give the team an edge and no one even noticed. I also love how Brunell called him out on exactly that point too.
After Brady's remarks, former NFL quarterback Mark Brunell of ESPN flatly and with a touch of anger said he didn't believe what Brady said.
"I did not believe what Tom had to say," Brunell said on ESPN right after Brady was done. "Those balls were deflated, somebody had to do it, and I don't believe there's an equipment manager in the NFL that would on his own initiative deflate a ball without the starting quarterback's approval. I just didn't believe what Tom Brady had to say."