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John Harbaugh denies Ravens contacted Colts about Patriots deflating footballs

Harbaugh denied involvement in possibly starting DeflateGate.

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DeflateGate was a major story for the past two weeks, and still is for some reporters. During Monday morning's press conference for the Super Bowl champion Patriots, both Tom Brady and Bill Belichick were asked about the NFL's ongoing investigation.

The Ravens were involved in the matter when FOX's Jay Glazer reported that the Ravens tipped the Colts off to the fact that footballs New England were using were not inflated properly. The Colts, of course, notified officials during the game when it appeared something fishy was going on.

However, coach John Harbaugh said that wasn't the case and that the Ravens never contacted the Colts on the issue. Before New England's AFC Championship win over Indianapolis, the Patriots defeated the Ravens the week before in the Divisional Round.

"I heard all that, I couldn't believe it when I heard it," Harbaugh said during NBC's Super Bowl pre-game show, via The Baltimore Sun. "It’s ridiculous. It never happened. I never made any call. Nobody in our organization made any call.

"Just to make sure I had all the facts, I called [Colts coach] Chuck Pagano this week and asked him, ‘Did anybody else in our organization tip you off about any deflated footballs?’ And he said, ‘No way.'"