For months now, reports have circulated that indicate the Ravens gave the Colts a heads up about deflated footballs before the AFC Championship.
Obviously attempting to move on and focus on the upcoming season, Baltimore issued this response to the reports that the Ravens “tipped off” the Colts about deflated footballs before the AFC Championship:
“Prior to the AFC Championship game, no one from the Ravens talked to the Colts about deflated footballs. We knew nothing of deflated footballs. John Harbaugh has been consistent in his answers to reporters about this since he was first asked on NBC-TV at the Super Bowl.”
Harbaugh himself addressed the report as well.
“I’ve been consistent from the beginning when asked about whether the Ravens tipped off the Colts about deflated footballs. I’ll say it again – we didn’t. We knew nothing about deflated footballs.
It was alleged that Colts coach Chuck Pagano’s relationship with his former team and a Ravens Special Teams assistant, played a central role in the uncovering of the DeflateGate scandal.