Bill Belichick on Deflategate: ‘I Have No Explanation’
For the first time since the since Monday, Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick publicly spoke about the deflategate situation in a brief press conference held in Foxboro on Thursday morning. And to our dismay, he didn’t have much to tell.
While Belichick addressed many angles of the deflated footballs situation, the main takeaways here are that the footballs are Brady’s business (good luck to Tommy at his presser later today), and that Belichick has “no explanation for what happened.” Do note that reports say Belichick’s opening statement was 8 1/2 minutes long. Savor this, as this might be the longest we’ll ever hear Belichick speak.
Here, a brief reactionary play-by-play of all the times Bill Belichick just didn’t know.
“I had no knowledge whatsoever of this situation until Monday morning,” he said, swiftly knocking out any possibility that he was conspiring to cheat.
“Tom’s personal preferences on his footballs are something that he can talk about in much better detail and information that I can possibly provide.” (READ: I know nothing! Ask Tom!)
“We have cooperated fully, quickly and completely with every request that they have made, will continue to be cooperative in any way that we can.” Innocent people cooperate.
“I have no explanation for what happened, and that’s what they’re looking into.” Again, I know nothing!
“I have no further comment on the NFL investigation, and I’ve told you all I know about the subject from my perspective. That’s where we’re at.”
A series of questions from reporters were immediately thrown at Belichick, but most were probably out-of-towners considering they expected him to provide detailed answers. Belichick’s response to every question was as such:
Mic drop. Brady’s press conference on deflategate will be held today at 4 p.m.