‘Deflategate’ controversy continues with Saturday press conference

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick spoke to the media over the weekend in order to put to rest rumors of cheating during the AFC Championship game. Instead, he stoked the flames.

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The Patriots won the AFC Championship game in convincing fashion, 45-7, against the Indianapolis Colts, which secured the Pats’ place in the Super Bowl Feb. 1.

Controversy around “Deflategate” has grown to substantial proportions. To some, it’s a non-story; quarterbacks have been doctoring balls for years. To others, it’s another in a line of cheating accusations brought against Belichick and the Patriots.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Belichick also met with the media Thursday in what was one of the more laughable press conferences by the usually cool-under-pressure Brady. It prompted more jokes, controversy and discussion.

Seriously, the New York tabloids need to send the #Patriots a thank-you note. pic.twitter.com/vUPq37Iy57

— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) January 23, 2015

This is the best sports story of all time. pic.twitter.com/3aroNwOPjI

— NickBaumann (@NickBaumann) January 22, 2015

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