Patriots open camp, try to ignore 'Deflategate' noise
FOXBOROUGH- New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is stonewalling questions about deflated footballs for the second straight day.
Belichick said before the team's first practice of training camp on Thursday that he's only worried about the day's practice. He responded the same way when asked about trying to repeat as Super Bowl champions. He responded the same way when asked about the weather.
Belichick says what's in the past doesn't concern him. And anything in the future beyond the day's practice isn't in his control, either.
In other words, the usual.
Quarterback Tom Brady was suspended four games and the team was docked $1 million and two draft picks after a league investigation found it provided improperly inflated footballs in the AFC championship game. Brady has sued to overturn the suspension.