Manning, Kaepernick on Deflategate

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The Associated Press

Tom Brady’s long-linked rival Peyton Manning won’t go there.

“He’s my friend, he’ll always be my friend,” the Denver Broncos quarterback explained to reporters at the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. “I don’t know what happened, I don’t have much more than that for you.”

The Wells Report concluded earlier this week issued a “more probable than not” verdict that a Patriots staff member intentionally deflated balls before the AFC Championship Game and dubbed Brady’s knowledge “more probable than not.”

While Manning stays mum, plenty of other players in the league offer their takes: