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Seattle Seahawks corner back Richard Sherman brushed aside Deflate-Gate in a news conference with reporters yesterday, saying that he feels no one should, or will be suspended.

His response to the scandal started when someone asked him if he's ever intercepted a deflated football. Per Phil Perry of CSNNE.com:

"I’ll have to go to my collection and check," Sherman said. "I have to see if there any pounds missing. But no I’ve never heard of that, and I’m not sure anything will come from it honestly whether it’s true or it’s not true.

"It didn’t have much effect on the game, and if it did, if it’s against the rules, then it’s against the rules. But you’ll see that it’s not going to have any effect on this game. Nobody is going to get suspended, nothing is going to happen, they’re going to play this game, whatever they did . . . The risk-reward was greater."

He then touched on how the NFL threatened to suspend running back Marshawn Lynch for gold cleats (which is completely ridiculous), and that it would have completely changed the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers had the NFL come down on him.

Like the Adam Schefter report about Bill Belichick truly not knowing about deflated footballs, I think this is another positive for the Patriots. Sherman is a known trash-talker and seems to have an opinion on a lot of issues. The fact that he doesn't seem to take issue with this, at least to me, means something.

It seems as though more players and coaches are coming to the defense of the Patriots, while the media and many NFL fans are on the other side of the argument.

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Jesse Gaunce 1/22/2015 10:08:00 AM Edit

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