NFL says no conclusion yet on Pats’ deflated footballs

In this Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, photo New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady hands the ball off during the first half of the NFL football AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts in Foxborough, Mass. The NFL says its investigation into whether the New England Patriots used underinflated footballs in the AFC championship game is ongoing after a report Tuesday night. Jan. 20, 2015, claimed the league found 11 balls were not properly inflated. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The NFL says it is still investigating how the New England Patriots used underinflated balls in its last game but has no conclusions yet and no timetable for resolving the cheating accusations with the Super Bowl nine days away.

The league said Friday that evidence shows the Patriots used underinflated footballs during the first half of the AFC championship game Sunday night against the Indianapolis Colts.

It issued a statement that the Patriots have pledged full cooperation and have given the league information it requested and made personnel available upon request. Quarterback Tom Brady said Thursday afternoon he had not been contacted at that point.

The NFL says it expects full cooperation from other clubs and has hired an investigatory company to help in reviewing electronic and video information.

The league also said when it is able to come to conclusions, they will be shared publicly.

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