Blame it on Ben… and Matt and John! New England Patriots fans including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Evans, Steven Tyler, and John Krasinski (among many others) took responsibility for the ongoing Deflategate scandal, defending star quarterback Tom Brady on the Thursday, Jan. 29 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Super Bowl-bound Brady and Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick have been accused of deflating footballs prior to facing the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game. Kimmel gave a status update on the situation, and provided his own clever take on what happens in the wake of a “high-profile crime.”
“The NFL is now focusing on a Patriots’ locker room attendant,” Kimmel noted. “They want to know if he did it, and if he did do it, why? Did Tom Brady ask him to do it? When there’s a high-profile crime, all of a sudden a bunch of people come forward and claimed they did it. I don’t know if the people we’re about to see are trying to protect Tom Brady or if they’re mentally ill.”
In the clip, numerous Brady fans defend Gisele Bundchen‘s husband, taking the blame for the scandal. “Hello, I’m Kiff O’Shannon from Ducksburg,” a random man shares in the confessional-type video. “On January 18th of this year, I followed the New England Patriots into Gillette Stadium. I gained access to the locker room and I squeezed all the footballs wicked hard. That is why all the balls were deflated.”
Krasinski makes his appearance as “Donald O’Donald McDonald” — Boston accent included — and he, too, takes the blame for the crime. Damon joins in and provides his take on deflating each football, then a mustached Evans also confesses to squeezing the balls before the big game.
Affleck and Tyler also make surprise appearances and claim that they are “the locker room guy.” Watch the hilarious video above!
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