The NFL is upholding the suspension of star Quarterback Tom Brady over alleged “Deflategate” the league announced in a news release on Tuesday.
New details emerged in the scandal that allegedly has Tom Brady destroying a cell phone that could have possibly linked him to deflating the Footballs. Apparently Brady told his assistant to destroy his phone at the time, which he had been using since November. That period included the AFC championship and the weeks leading up to the investigation of the tampering with the footballs. Investigators asked his lawyer for the cellphone several times before and on February 28 according to Goodell’s final decision. It took until June 18 for Brady’s lawyers to inform the league that his previous phone had been destroyed because that’s what Brady does whenever he gets a new phone.
In a Facebook post he made today Tom Brady fired back at the NFL for the information regarding the cell phone and him destroying it and heres an excerpt from the post:
“I also disagree with yesterdays narrative surrounding my cellphone. I replaced my broken Samsung phone with a new iPhone 6 AFTER my attorneys made it clear to the NFL that my actual phone device would not be subjected to investigation under ANY circumstances. As a member of a union, I was under no obligation to set a new precedent going forward, nor was I made aware at any time during Mr. Wells investigation, that failing to subject my cell phone to investigation would result in ANY discipline.”
The rest of the post can be found here.
If you’re not aware of what the “Deflategate” is, it’s where Tom Brady allegedly took part in deflating footballs in the AFC Championship against the Colts. Deflating footballs during the game is something that makes it easier to catch and throw the ball in harsh weather. Do you think Tom Brady and the Patriots are guilty? Let us know in the comments.