Robert Kraft: Patriots ‘Completely Cooperative’ With DeflateGate Investigation


January 23, 2015

The New England Patriots have officially released a statement on the NFL’s investigation into DeflateGate.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft said in the statement that he encouraged his team to be “completely cooperative and transparent” with the league.

Check out the full statement:

?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.

“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.?

Thumbnail photo via Elise Amendola/Associated Press

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