INDIANAPOLIS – Ravens coach John Harbaugh found himself unwittingly on the fringes of the Deflategate controversy and evidently didn't like it. Harbaugh spoke to Indy coach Chuck Pagano in the week following the Ravens 35-31 divisional round loss to the Patriots, but contrary to various reports he maintains it had nothing to do with footballs.
The league reportedly spoke with member of Baltimore's coaching staff about the footballs but Harbaugh was not one of them.
"I wasn't a part of that per se, but as far as any other parts of that, first of all I don't know very much about it and anything I do know obviously I can't comment on … and I really don't care to to be honest with you," Harbaugh said. "It's in somebody else's hands. We were never involved with it to begin with so we'll just leave that for the people that are involved with it.
When asked how he felt being tied to the situation, Harbaugh seemed to become a bit agitated.
"I answered that at the Super Bowl pretty clearly," he began. "I don't know who believed what or why. You'd have to ask them. Whoever put that out there, there's not one shred of any kind of fact that would in any way lead to any reason to believe that's true. There's nothing there. It didn't happen. I'm not sure why it hasn't been recanted to be honest with you. It means nothing to us."