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Keisel: Patriots 'looking to win at all costs'

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The Steelers defensive end spoke candidly on WDVE this morning about DeflateGate and the league's response to it.

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Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel has enough experience in the NFL to hold an opinion on the NFL and his opponents. He's cashing some of that in now.

Appearing on WDVE in Pittsburgh Friday morning, Keisel didn't back down from a chance to sound off about the recent deflated footballs accusation made against the Patriots.

"They are looking to win at all costs," he said. "That's why they've been to the Super Bowl six times. There are rules and you're supposed to follow the rules, but sometimes the rules don't get followed and it's a shame."

He didn't stop there. Keisel went on to cast scrutiny on the validity of the Patriots' six AFC Championships since 2001.

"It's a damn shame what's going on right now in the league," Keisel said this morning on WDVE Radio. "To me the one place you look is Goodell."

Goodell was in charge when the Patriots were accused of videotaping opponents' signals, but Patriots coach Bill Belichick pleaded ignorance after being presented with evidence against him. This time, Belichick claimed no knowledge of how 11 of the 12 footballs in the control of the Patriots that were used in the AFC Championship game - a 45-7 Patriots win over the Colts - came to be deflated.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady also denied any knowledge of how the deflation occurred.