The whole circus that has become the Deflategate scandal took a step closer to conclusion yesterday when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court denied to hear Tom Brady’s appeal. Unless Brady and his legal team take the matter to the Supreme Court, he will serve his four game suspension during the first four New England Patriots games of the 2016 regular season.
It was one of the stories where no one, not Roger Goodell, Tom Brady, or the NFL itself, came away looking good from it. I’m just glad it’s over with, or at least almost over with. The reputations of Goodell and Brady took the most critical hits, in my opinion, even with “justice being served” if you believe the NFL propaganda here.
Funny how the league turned a blind eye when bounties existed in the NFL prior to the New Orleans Saints scandal, and turned a blind eye to football deflating when other QB’s other than Mr. Brady were doing such things. It seems that the higher the profile a team or player has, the higher the standard they are judged by.
It shouldn’t be that way. If you break the rules, you pay the price, no matter who you are.