Tom Brady’s 4 game suspension for deflating balls was upheld by the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell today. One of the main reasons Goodell came to this decision was because Brady deliberately destroyed his cell phone despite the fact that the NFL had requested his phone to view his text messages. While this doesn’t admit guilt, it definitely raises some red flags and makes you lean towards guilt.
Here is the NFL’s official statement:
On or shortly before March 6, the day that Tom Brady met with independent investigator Ted Wells and his colleagues, Brady directed that the cell phone he had used for the prior four months be destroyed. He did so even though he was aware that the investigators had requested access to text messages and other electronic information that had been stored on that phone. During the four months that the cell phone was in use, Brady had exchanged nearly 10,000 text messages, none of which can now be retrieved from that device. The destruction of the cell phone was not disclosed until June 18, almost four months after the investigators had first sought electronic information from Brady.
Brady argued that he didn’t intentionally destroy his phone to avoid the investigation and that he regularly destroys his phone a lot… for security… Yeeeaaaaahhhh right! OR to avoid the NFL investigation.
As this news comes out about Deflategate, you’re going to hear more and more Bostonians defend their beloved Brady. They’re going to take the stance that they are the victim. That there is no clear cut evidence on Brady. That Brady is G-d and he wouldn’t do such a thing.
Newsflash: He did it! He got caught, and now his pants are down.
Because of that, enjoy the spot on video of what Pats fans are going to be saying from now to four weeks into the regular season.