Quarterback Tom Brady says his feelings were hurt by the NFL’s investigation into deflated football’s used by the Patriots during the AFC Championship game.
“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 said Monday morning while appearing on WEEI’s “Dennis & Callahan” program.
“I think what’s serving me is to try to prepare for the game ahead, and I’ll deal with whatever happens later. I’ll have my opportunity to try to figure out what happened and figure out a theory like everyone else is trying to do. But this isn’t the time for that, and honestly I’m not interested in trying to find out right now because we have the biggest game of our season ahead.”
During a Pro Bowl halftime interview Brady said he had not spoken to investigators about the accusations.
“Everybody is entitled to their opinion,” Brady said on WEEI. “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.
“It’s all part of the business and you deal with the ups and the downs, the good and the bad, and I’m excited to play in the Super Bowl for the sixth time. It’s a pretty amazing accomplishment for our team based on where we started. That’s where I’m at; I’m in a great place. We’ve had a great week in practice. We’re going to go down and try to finish strong.”