The New England Patriots are less than a week away from their first preseason game and while the players continue training camp, the topic of "deflategate" continues to lead conversations.Defensive end Rob Ninkovich was a guest on ESPN's first take and was asked about about the teams focus with all the controversy. Ninkovich insisted that Tom Brady's situation is not affecting the team or their preparation for the upcoming season.

The "deflategate" situation will rise to another level next week when Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell have their first meeting in U.S. District Court with Justice Richard Berman on Wednesday. That happens to be the day before the Patriots play their first preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.

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