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Quote source: CNN
Tom Brady says he's still digesting 'Deflategate' report. (CNN, 5/7/2015)
The accompanying video shows an athlete in the full flower of cockiness.
Investigate Report Concerning Footballs Used During the AFC Championship Game on January 18, 2015 (clocks in at 243 pages)
- [page 2] Based on the evidence, it also is our view that it is more probable than not that Tom Brady (the quarterback for the Patriots) was at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities of [Jim] McNally [Patriots' official locker room attendant] and [John] Jastremski [Patriots equipment assistant] involving the release of air from Patriots game balls. [bold added]
- [page 4] In a number of those text messages, McNally and Jastremski discussed the air pressure of Patriots game balls, Tom Brady's unhappiness with the inflation level of Patriots game balls, Jas tremski ‟ s plan to provide McNally with a “ needle ” for use by McNally , and McNally ‟ s requests for “ cash ” and sneakers together with the “needle” to be provided by Jastremski .
- [page 7] During the second quarter of the AFC Championship Game, a ball thrown by Tom Br ady was intercepted by a player for the Colts and the ball was taken to the Colts sideline. On the sideline, Colts equipment personnel used a pressure gauge to measure the inflat ion level of the ball, determined that it was below the minimum 12.5 psi leve l and informed a game official and other NFL personnel.
- [page 14] In addition, Jastremski spoke with McNally almost immediately when suspicions first arose (speaking by telephone three times in the hours after the game for a total of 37 minutes and 11 seconds) and communicated with Brady by telephone or text message with significantly increased fr equency in the following days, as described below.