BOSTON (CBS) — Shortly after the NFL broke its silence on the investigation into deflated footballs used in the AFC Championship Game, Patriots owner Robert Kraft did the same.
Kraft released the following statement:READ MORE: Nor'easter To Bring Up to 2 Feet Of Snow And Possibly Blizzard Conditions Saturday
“On Monday, I received a letter from the league office informing me that they would be conducting an investigation into the air pressure of the game balls. Immediately after receiving the letter, I instructed our staff to be completely cooperative and transparent with the league’s investigators. During the three days they were here, we provided access to every full- and part-time employee the league’s representatives requested to speak with and produced every communication device that they requested to search. It is an ongoing process that the league and our team are taking very seriously.READ MORE: 2 People Rescued From Burning Tyngsboro Home
“I very much support the league’s desire to conduct a complete investigation and welcome the appointment of Ted Wells to lead the process. Competitive balance and the integrity of the game are the foundation of what makes our league so special and I have the utmost respect for those principles. Our organization will continue to cooperate throughout the league’s investigation. Meanwhile, our players, coaches and staff will continue to focus on our preparations for Super Bowl XLIX and the many challenges we face as we prepare for the Seattle Seahawks.”MORE NEWS: Patriots Celebrate 22nd Anniversary Of Hiring Bill Belichick, 20th Anniversary Of Winning AFC Championship In Pittsburgh
Earlier on Friday, the NFL released a statement saying that nearly 40 interviews have been completed, and the investigation is ongoing.