Tom Brady ‘clears the smoke’ with team-mates

Tom Brady stood up in front of his team-mates on Friday to "clear the smoke" on the NFL's investigation of "deflate-gate".

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Tom Brady faced questions from reporters Thursday afternoon regarding the team"s recent deflate-gate scandal.

On Friday, he addressed the controversy with his team-mates.

"He stood up and spoke and just said, 'This is a distraction and we just need to keep focus as a team'," Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis said Friday, via ESPN.

"We have a big game to play and that's something he wouldn't do. He wouldn't break any rules. It was basically just to clear the smoke."

The NFL released a statement Thursday detailing its investigation of the incident.

Revis said it was time that Brady set the record straight with the locker room so the team can move forward with their Super Bowl preparations.

"I think at that point you would want your leader to step up and say a couple words for us to move forward," he said.

"It can be a distraction and it could bother us during the whole Super Bowl experience. So, definitely, it shows a lot of character in him to come up there, stand up and speak to the whole team.

"I think as a team we're fine. We've handled a lot of things this year, adversity-wise, and we just have to continue to keep pushing.

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