PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — New Jersey Governor and avid Dallas Cowboys lover, Chris Christie, defended New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.READ MORE: SEPTA Workers Voted To Authorize Strike If New Contract Isn't Reached
Christie, the likely Republican presidential candidate, disregarded Ted Wells’ Deflate Gate report which claimed Brady was “generally aware” of deflated footballs. Furthermore, Christie said Brady is simply a public target.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Searching For 13-Year-Old Leienna Cuevas Last Seen At Home In Rhawnhurst
“I have no reason to believe that he lied or cheated,” Christie said, speaking in New Hampshire. “You know, people in public life wind up becoming targets for various reasons. So here’s Tom Brady: great-looking guy, wealthy beyond imagination, married to Gisele Bundchen and four Super Bowls,” Christie said, adding that it “seems like Tom Brady’s life is just almost too perfect.”MORE NEWS: CBS3 Pet Project: PSPCA's Biggest Fundraiser Of Year, Bark & Whine Gala, Going Virtual Again This Year
Brady has stated that Wells’ report does not take away from the Patriots’ Super Bowl title.