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Pro Football / "Deflategate" / A Discussion / Brady Speaks (Part I) #1083300

CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 07, 2015
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Salem, Massachusetts: Deborah Feyerick) The NFL report that the New England Patriots football team deflated footballs & that quarterback Tom Brady knew reviewed; scenes shown from an event in Salem, Massachusetts, where Brady will speak tonight.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN Sports Rachel Nichols about Brady & the footballs. [NICHOLS - says there is a circumstantial case Brady knew about the footballs being deflated & that he may have stonewalled the investigation; comments on the conflict of interest in that the NFL paid the investigators.] Brady shown arriving at the event. At 7:10-7:17, Brady makes a brief statement about the Wells report & dealing with it. [NICHOLS - points out Brady has not denied the matter & there are inconsistencies.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion continued with Nichols as well as WEEI.com columnist Mike Petraglia & former player Shawne Merriman about Brady. [PETRAGLIA - downplays the Wells report conclusions.] [In January, BRADY - denies doing anything to the footballs.] [MERRIMAN - says Brady clearly knew the footballs were deflated.] [NICHOLS - suggests Brady is following advice about not speaking.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Feyerick, Deborah

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