Report: Deflate-gate investigation takes a turn as NFL interviews person of interest

PHOENIX -- The NFL has zeroed in on a New England Patriots locker-room attendant in connection with improperly inflated footballs used by the team in the AFC Championship game, FOX Sports reported.

According to the report, surveillance video allegedly shows an attendant taking footballs from an officials' locker room into another room at Gillette Stadium before bringing the balls out to the field.

The person of interest has been interviewed by the league, and the NFL is trying to determine whether or not any wronging occurred.

The NFL confiscated 12 Patriots footballs at halftime and determined 11 of them were under 12.5 PSI, the league mandated minimum pressure. Under inflated footballs are easier to throw, many suggest.

Both Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick allege they had nothing to do with the incident.

The Seattle Seahawks play the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1.