*Spike Lee isn’t buying what the New England Patriots are saying when it comes to “Deflategate.”
The filmmaker – a passionate New York sports fan – spoke out about allegations the Pats deflated footballs to win the AFC Championship game last week to get to the Super Bowl. He was visiting the Sundance Film Festival to promote his film “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus.”
“I’m from New York, so you know that I don’t like any team from Boston,” Lee said. “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and they keep having a history of this behavior, and no one knows how 11 to 12 balls got deflated, and no one knows nothing.”
Lee says he still needs answers about “SpyGate,” in which New England videotaped the New York Jets’ signals during a 2007 game. Coach Bill Belichick was fined $500,000, and the team was fined $250,000 and stripped of its 2008 first-round draft choice by the league.
Lee says he may attend the Super Bowl on Sunday in Arizona – and will be rooting for the Seattle Seahawks.
“I was at the Super Bowl last year when Seattle destroyed the Broncos, and I hope it’s more the same in Glendale, Arizona,” he said.