Monday Tom Brady admitted that the “Deflate-gate” attacks have affected him emotionally.
Yet, he is moving forward and concentrating now on Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIX, when the New England Patriots will match up against the Seattle Seahawks in Glendale, Arizona. The team took off from Boston ahead of the touch down of a blizzard.
“I personalized a lot of things and thought this was all about me and my feelings got hurt, and then I moved past it because it’s not serving me,” Brady confessed during an interview on sports radio WEEI’s “Dennis & Callahan” program.
In his interview Brady denied that he had anything to do with tampering with the footballs, nor did he ask any ball boys or equipment managers to deflate them. “I try to stay really humble and deal with the facts that I know. When you don’t know something, all I can say is I don’t know. I know that’s not always the answer that people want to hear, but that’s the reality,” he insisted.
When asked by ESPN’s Chris Berman during halftime of the Pro Bowl if he had been contacted by the NFL about the deflated balls controversy, Brady replied that he had not. However, he added, “I believe they’re going to do it after the season, so we’ll deal with it after this game.”
Brady, who will be quarterbacking a record sixth Super Bowl, acknowledged on radio that he no longer wants to talk about the under inflated football fiasco because “no one really knows the facts.”
Overall, he offered that despite the media carnival and the harsh accusations, it’s really been a great week for him.
“Everyone will say, ‘God, it’s been a tough week for you.’ But it’s been a great week for me, to really be able to recalibrate the things that are important in my life and understand the people that support me, and love me, and care about me. I think that’s been the best thing to come out of this week.”