Scandal could take shine off Super Bowl...
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A growing storm over the New England Patriots' alleged use of illegal balls during a playoff win that clinched a Super Bowl berth is threatening to overshadow what could be a classic matchup with the Seattle Seahawks. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady spent his entire 30-minute news conference on Thursday answering questions about the NFL's probe into the matter, while coach Bill Belichick did the same during his 11-minute stint with the media. "I believe in fair play, I respect the league and everything that they are doing to try and create a competitive playing field for all the NFL teams." The focus on the Patriots, who routed the Colts in Sunday's AFC Championship game, will surely intensify when they arrive in Arizona on Monday to a crush of reporters that will grow each day of the week-long frenzy ahead of the Feb. 1 Super Bowl.