Brady: NFL win not tainted

Brady declined to offer his thoughts on the 243-page report by Ted Wells, an attorney hired by the NFL to investigate the “Deflategate”scandal, that said that he was likely at least aware two team employees were breaking rules by deflating footballs for him.

“Absolutely not,” Brady told a university crowd in his first public appearance since the NFL investigation when asked if the title win had been tainted the victory.

“We earned everything we got and achieved as a team, and I am proud of that and so are our fans.

“I don’t really have any reaction. I’ve not had much time to digest it.

“When I do I will be sure to let you know how I feel about it. And everybody else.”

Brady is still waiting to see whether the league will discipline him with a fine, suspension or both, with the 37-year-old keen to discover the findings before commenting publically on the matter.

“There is a process going forward and I am involved in this process,” he added.

Asked whether public backlash is bothering him, Brady said he accepts that as a public figure he will have supporters and opponents.

“As a human you care about what people think. I think also as a public figure you learn not everyone is going to like you,” he said.

“Good, bad or indifferent there are a lot of people who don’t like Tom Brady, and I am OK with that.”