BOSTON (CBS) — The New England Patriots were hard at work on Wednesday, back at Gillette Stadium to begin preparations for Super Bowl XLIX.
But while the Patriots are focused on the task at hand, they find themselves answering questions about Sunday’s controversial AFC Championship win over the Indianapolis Colts, hoping the story runs out of air sooner rather than later.
Early Thursday, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick addressed accusations of the Patriots using deflated footballs in Sunday’s game. The coach said he was “shocked” by the story, and has never discussed football air pressure with any player or staff member. Belichick’s entire 11-minute press conference was on the matter, and his players tried their hardest to dodge questions about the subject in the team’s locker room following practice.
“I don’t have any knowledge of it,” said running back LeGarrette Blount, who ran for 148 yards and three…
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