On Thursday, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady professed his innocence in having anything to do with the deflating the team's footballs before the AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts. "I didn't alter the ball in any way," Brady said.
"When I pick those footballs out, at that point, to me, they're perfect. 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 was as surprised as anybody when I heard Monday morning what was happening," Brady said.
When Brady asked if he thought the whole Deflategate scandal was being blown out of proportion, Brady said, "This is not ISIS."