Did Deflate Gate just get interesting!
The Wells Report investigating that the New England Patriots knowingly deflated footballs to gain an advantage was released yesterday and the report indicated that not only did two of the Patriots equipment staff probably do the deed, but more damning, Quarterback Tom Brady knew of the sabotage.
The Wells report went on to say that they could not definitively prove that they knew Brady knew about the balls being shrunk because Brady refused to cooperate with the investigation. No phone records, text records or email records that were requested by the Wells Report of Brady were ever submitted.
Tom Brady is about to get his reputation crushed.
What does this do to the Patriots? The Super Bowl Champions now will face the spectre of everyone thinking (as if most of you didn’t think so already) that the New England Patriots are cheaters.
How about penalties?
The two equipment staff attendants are likely toast, but what of Brady and the team? Expect a heavy fine for the team and perhaps a loss of draft picks. Expect a heavy fine and perhaps a suspension for Brady if the link can be further established that he knew about the deflations.
What of Robert Kraft the owner? Kraft came into Super Bowl Week like a man who had been victimized by crime. How does he sell this to the people, and to the NFL? He can’t and he will not. There is nothing that this team can do right now that will make this right. They are going to have to take the pain.
Which leads me to Bill Belichick, who gave us a meteorological explanation as to why the balls were deflated; what a knob! The arrogance of a man who believes that he can simply sit in front of us and throw a filibuster at the nation just makes him look moronic…and desperate.
These men are all about their legacy, and there is no amount of air from these blowhards that will re-inflate their reputations.