With a final score of 45-7, the New England Patriots absolutely trounced the Indianapolis Colts in yesterday's AFC Championship, but the victory has been overshadowed by the NFL's investigation into the possibility that the Patriots gained an edge by partially deflating the football. (A deflated football is purportedly easier to throw and catch.)
When asked about the NFL's investigation, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady didn't mince words, calling the deflated ball accusation "ridiculous."
"I think I've heard it all at this point," said Brady in an interview with the New England radio station WEEI. "That's the last of my worries. I don't even respond to stuff like this."
The NFL has yet to issue a formal statement about their investigation — but if the Patriots are found guilty, the team is expected to be stripped of draft picks.