The NFL released their findings on that whole Deflategate debacle last January, saying that Tom Brady, coach Bill Belichick, and even owner Robert Kraft more likely than not knew about it.
I don’t deny that the Patriots probably did what has been alleged. My problem with all of this is, just as was the case with the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal, the NFL wants you to believe that the villain only has one face (or, in this case, a handful of faces) and thus must make an example of the perpetrator.
The Saints weren’t the only team to place bounties on other players, but the only team who got caught, ditto the Patriots and their heinous deeds.
My point is: how convenient for the NFL to figure all of this out now, three months removed from the Super Bowl, a week removed from the NFL draft. They should have acted sooner, not later.