The Patriots obviously haven’t forgotten who started Deflategate, as team president Jonathan Kraft expressed little sympathy for former Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson, who was relieved of his duties on Saturday, Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston reports.
On Kraft’s weekly pregame interview on 98.5 The Sports Hub on Sunday, Kraft initially deflected a question about the Colts’ firing of Grigson, before referring to the AFC Championship Game against Indianapolis that started Deflategate. Said Kraft: “That game might have been Ryan’s pinnacle, I don’t know.”
The Patriots beat the Colts 45-7 in the conference title game on Jan. 18, 2015.
Grigson later explained why he alerted the NFL about the Patriots’ footballs, saying he wanted an even playing field. The Wells report also detailed Grigson’s role in alerting the NFL via email before the AFC Championship Game.