Deflategate: Damon, Affleck defend Patriots on Kimmel: 'I am the locker-room guy'

BY foxsports • January 31, 2015

Some of Boston's most famous men are coming in clutch and clearing Tom Brady's name.

Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, John Krasinski, Chris Evans, Steven Tyler and others came together on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday to take the fall for the entire Deflategate ordeal, insisting their beloved New England Patriots quarterback had nothing to do with the under-inflated footballs against the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC title game.

With the NFL reportedly zeroing in on a Patriots locker-room attendant as the possible culprit, the guys — in their thickest Boston accents — all delivered a common message: I am the locker-room guy.

Damon claimed he performed the illegal act to aid his sick nephew's bronchitis. Krasinski, posing as the tutor of Brady's children, committed the act to save lives after he heard the Goodyear Blimp was going down. Affleck, identifying himself as Ryan Salty Flannigan from Roslindale, took the fall for "the greatest man in all of humanity" and turned himself in.

A mustachioed Evans also said there was no way Brady was involved "unless he deflated those footballs with his piercing blue eyes."

Check out the full sketch in the video below.

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