Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti released a statement Sunday in response to an ESPN report claiming that he and Colts owner Jim Irsay were trying to advise NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell against reducing punishment for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for his role in "Deflategate".
Brady was originally given a four-game suspension earlier this offseason. But he later requested an appeal that was heard by the commissioner, whose decision has not yet been announced.
Here's Bisciotti's full statement:
“I have not and will not put any pressure on the Commissioner or anyone representing the NFL office to take action in what everyone is calling ‘Deflategate.’
"The story circulating that I have put pressure on Roger (Goodell) is 100 percent wrong. The reports are unfair to Robert Kraft, who is an honorable person, and to his franchise.
"Let's talk about football and the start of training camps. Fans and people like me want the issue resolved now.”
The Ravens will not face the Patriots in the regular season.