Patriots' Brady says Super Bowl win not tainted over 'Deflategate'

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Posted: May 07, 2015 8:50 PM

SALEM, Massachusetts (Reuters) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Thursday the team's Super Bowl victory over the Seattle Seahawks was not tainted by the "Deflategate" investigation.

"No, absolutely not," Brady said when asked if the scandal over deflated footballs tainted the team's 28-24 victory over the Seahawks in February.

Ted Wells, an attorney hired by the NFL to investigate the scandal known as "Deflategate," said in his report released Wednesday that the Patriots probably deliberately deflated footballs in their 45-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Jan. 18 in the AFC championship game that put them in the 2015 Super Bowl.

The report also said Brady, 37, a future Hall of Famer, was probably "at least generally aware" of the violations.

(Reporting by Steve Ginsburg in Washington; Editing by Ken Wills)