It is a story that simply will not go away, and as I speak once again about Tom Brady and Deflate Gate, I do so because of one simple thing.
The truth will set Tom Brady free.
If Brady had no idea about anything that happened with these deflated balls, didn’t give these equipment guys any kind of incentive or remuneration for deflating the balls or give any kind of instruction regarding said footballs, then it is up to Brady to clear up this misunderstanding and prove it.
Show us that you had no idea. Release all of your phone records, emails, tweets, etcetera and climb to the highest mountain to proclaim your innocence.
If I weren’t guilty, I you weren’t guilty…it is what WE would do.
Or, go before the cameras and admit that you did know and beg forgiveness. You are Tom Terrific, four time Super Bowl Champion and perhaps one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the position. Everyone makes mistakes and you simply were looking for an edge, any edge to help your team win…like using stick’em on a receiver’s mitts or in baseball using pine tar to grip the baseball better. Everyone tries to get an advantage to win…Brady can say in this case he may have gone too far and owns it. It will go away.
Look at the cheaters list of our generation…Bonds, Clemons and MacGuire may never see the inside of the Hall of Fame, yet they hold some of the greatest records in baseball, but because they are assumed to have cheated and NEVER owned it, they will never get in and we will always see them as tarnishing not just themselves, but the game.
Brady needs to own this ‘mistake’ now. The longer that this goes on, the more of a stench there will be on not just his career, but on his reputation as well.