Furthermore, Affleck argued that the NFL tried to violate Brady's right to privacy. "They're not the FBI! You're not required! This isn't a f--king federal subpoena! You're not required to turn over your bank records. It's outrageous! You look at—what's his name? Eli [Manning]! Eli did a whole layout with The New York Times, a whole cute spread two years ago about what goes into an Eli football. It was like a lot of massage, a lot of sandpaper, a lot of grit and a lot of grass...The whole f--king thing was about how he's got to scuff it like Phil Niekro before he'll ever f--king put the football in the game..." Affleck lamented. "And nobody every thought to think that there was something wrong with that. They printed it. It ran. Everyone loved it. Goodell thought it was charming. And now they're saying that taking footballs from a warm place to a cold place, finding out that there might be a whisper less air pressure in those balls..."
"I talked to f--king football players—pro football players—across the board, they think it's bulls--t...Aaron Rodgers came right out, like, 'I like a big ball. I like to over-inflate a ball. Don't even investigate me. I do it,'" he said. "But all of a sudden they're like, 'Yeah, but, you know...'"