The NFL has suspended Tom Brady for the first four games of the season, a ruling likely to be appealed by QB Tom Brady.
The NFL also says they will take away New England’s first-round draft pick next year, their 4th round pick in 2017, and fine the team one million dollars.
Sounds fair, since the NFL clearly thinks that “maybe” deflating footballs is the same as taking steroids, and worse than beating up women.
The NFL’s Goodell was only going to suspend Ray Rice two games for knocking out his fiance even after seeing the tape. Excuse me, Goodell says he didn’t see it, but the majority of the public believes it’s “more probable than not” he did see the tape.
Fact is, the media over blew this whole thing because they hate the Patriots and Tom Brady, the league is also using this as a way to send a message to the rest of the league. They have no evidence that Brady did anything, but they think he did so lets suspend him four games. The NFL is a laughing stock and this did NOT mess with the integrity, players beating up their girlfriends do.
I hope Brady appeals the suspension and wins. Maybe he can get it down to one or two games because even though some die hard fans believe the Pats will win without Brady, I’m sorry they won’t.
The Pats will face the Steelers, Bills, Jaguars, and Cowboys while Brady is suspended, if he doesn’t win his appeal.
Brady’s first game back will be against the Colts on national T.V.
Wow, look how well that worked out for the NFL.
Roger Goodell authorized the discipline that was handed down by NFL Executive President Troy Vincent. It seems the league believes Brady didn’t cooperate enough and that factored into their ruling, also Spygate.
“With respect to your particular involvement, the report established that there is substantial and credible evidence to conclude you were at least generally aware of the actions of the Patriots‘ employees involved in the deflation of the footballs, and that it was unlikely that their actions were done without your knowledge,” Vincent wrote in a letter to Brady. “Moreover, the report documents your failure to cooperate fully and candidly with the investigation, including by refusing to produce any relevant electronic evidence (emails, texts, etc.), despite being offered extraordinary safeguards by the investigators to protect unrelated personal information, and by providing testimony that the report concludes was not plausible and contradicted by other evidence.”
The NFL actually used generally aware in their statement.
Regardless, Brady and the Patriots still won the Super Bowl, so they and everyone else can cry us a river, and this punishment probably just sealed another Super Bowl.