Tom Brady Tainted by Evidence of Deflating Balls

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    May 07, 2015 4:14 AM GMT
    NYT: A 243-page investigative report could have been boiled down to a single sentence: Tom Brady — one the most accomplished N.F.L. quarterbacks ever — is, more probably than not, a cheater.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/07/sports/football/tom-bradys-legacy-as-one-of-the-best-takes-a-hit.html
  • carew28

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    Aug 02, 2015 11:38 PM GMT
    Brady appealled his 4 day suspension to the NFL. The decision just came down a few days ago, and the NFL upheld the suspension. According to some reports, Brady is still attempting to appeal it to some sort of higher authority.

    According to online information, one of the main reasons for the suspension was that after the NFL requested to examine his cell-phone, Brady destroyed it. All the texts that were on it thus no longer exist.

    I have mixed feelings about this. It's understandable that Brady didn't want to hand over his cell-phone, and have all his private texts examined. I myself don't even know how to text, but I surely wouldn't want my e-mails examined. However, in the end, I'd probably have handed it over, after lodging a protest. The NFL had apparently promised Brady that all his private texts unrelated to the investigation would be safeguarded & his privacy guaranteed. Brady's destruction of his cell-phone doesn't look good.

    I don't think this suspension will affect his career much. From what I can see, the Brady fans are mostly all remaining loyal to him, and resent the NFL's disciplinary action, it's his detractors who are welcoming the disciplinary action.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Aug 03, 2015 1:13 AM GMT
    For pulling dishonest shit like this, Tom Brady should be expelled from NFL football for the rest of his life. All his fans and supporters should be told to go fuck themselves.
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    Aug 03, 2015 2:50 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidFor pulling dishonest shit like this, Tom Brady should be expelled from NFL football for the rest of his life. All his fans and supporters should be told to go fuck themselves.
    I kinda doubt he had any involvement in the scandal. Going by his stunning good looks and enormous fan base, I'd be willing to bet he destroyed his phone to hide closeted homosexual encounters with fellow teammates. icon_wink.gif
  • carew28

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    Aug 03, 2015 6:02 PM GMT
    A lot of high-school kids admire Tom Brady & the Patriots, and too bad to see them disappointed. I think Brady's aware of this, too, and he clearly feels bad about the whole situation. I doubt very much that Brady told the Patriots' equipment guys to under-inflate, or deflate, the game footballs. But if they knew that Brady liked under-inflated balls, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if they were doing it as a favor to him, and he may have had an idea that it was going on. He may have been aware of it without actually telling anyone outright to do it.. The recordings of the Patriots equipment guys who handled the balls do look & sound kind of suspicious.

    This isn't a criminal case, & the NFL doesn't have to have proof beyond a doubt, and the circumstantial evidence that the balls were deflated looks pretty convincing. It's not beyond a doubt, though. Cold weather can cause balls to deflate a bit (just like car tires will deflate a little in the cold), and it was a pretty cold night when that game was played. But I wouldn't put it past the Patriots to have been surreptitiously deflating the balls for months.

    Anyway, I think that the suspension was probably justified. But hopefully Brady & his team learned their lesson. I don't think that anything more severe is warranted. There would be an awful furor in Boston if Brady got expelled, there would probably be rioting in the streets, and the kids at UMass would tear the campus apart.

    I wouldn't be surprised if Tom fools around with his team-mates in the locker room. Nothing too serious, maybe a little horseplay in the showers after the games. Doubt he's got any texts about it on his cellphone, though. But I think he's overall pretty straight. He had an illegitimate kid with his old girlfriend a few years back, and now he's got 2 kids with his Brazilian model wife. She looks like a pretty mean broad, if she ever caught him fooling around he'd have more to worry about than deflated balls, she'd probably cut them off altogether, not too mention she'd clean out his bank-account for God knows how many millions of dollars in alimony & child-support.

  • rnch

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    Aug 03, 2015 9:41 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidFor pulling dishonest shit like this, Tom Brady should be expelled from NFL football for the rest of his life. All his fans and supporters should be told to go fuck themselves.




    Agree. Not the first time #ShadyBrady has deviated from the rules.
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    Aug 03, 2015 9:46 PM GMT
    rnch said
    roadbikeRob saidFor pulling dishonest shit like this, Tom Brady should be expelled from NFL football for the rest of his life. All his fans and supporters should be told to go fuck themselves.

    Agree. Not the first time #ShadyBrady has deviated from the rules.

    Nor his team, the most dishonest in the NFL.
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    Aug 03, 2015 11:28 PM GMT
    Tom Brady Tainted by Evidence of Deflating Balls

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