One unlikely person on Tom Brady's side is Brett Farve.
The former Packers quarterback says that he doesn't consider Brady a cheater. In an interview with Fox News, Favre stated his opinion on what is considered cheating versus a competitive advantage.
"I don't think by any stretch, in my opinion, that Tom was cheating. It sounds crazy. Historically there's been stealing of signs — and that goes to baseball and football. Just whatever advantage you could get. Lester Hayes putting Stickum on his arms for the Raiders. Pine tar. It's just endless, the advantagees that players would try to get."
Favre continues to stand by Brady, claiming he's unsure if the deflated balls gave the Patriots quarterback much of an advantage.
"I don't know if Tom can honestly say he has completed more passes because of it. I think more than anything, it helped with the grip based on conditions. Not every game. And would other players do it? Sure, I have no reason to think otherwise."
It's hard to determine whether Favre is being naive or just sticking up for a fellow quarterback. Whatever the reason, fans may not be buying it.