There is an old saying “you can fool some of the people some of the time but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.” This saying is very apropos for what Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have been doing for years within the Patriots organization. Has Robert Kraft been duped by their shenanigans? Possibly or he has just turned the other way because the team was winning, “by any means necessary.”
After the Brady ruling was upheld, the countless articles and comments by sports writers and commentators have just been nauseating and really missing the point of what transpired. There have been comments that the League conspired against Tom Brady or the Commissioner’s statement about the destroyed phone was inaccurate and better yet the air out of 11 of 12 balls was not to the degree previously believed. How can there be a conspiracy when the balls were in fact deflated?
At the end of the day none of this matters because the fact of the matter is 11 of the 12 balls were below standard and two people, who I like to refer to as the “water boys” albeit they were the equipment managers, lost their jobs and no one is crying foul about their termination. If you want to know what happened to John Jastremski and James McNally, it is my understanding they were suspended indefinitely without pay by the Club, effective on May 6, 2015. Since they have been so quite throughout this process, it’s possible they are working in some other capacity within the organization or just being paid on the low, wink, wink!!! Shaking My Head!!!
By the way, can we see their bank statements?
Looking at the Totality of another Patriots Cheating Scandal:
The Equipment Mangers a/k/a The Deflators: We are supposed to believe that these men masterminded a plot to deflate the footballs all by themselves. A reasonable person would ask, why they would do something like that. Surely, they were aware of the repercussions that would follow if they were caught. Also, since Tom Brady is alleging that he was not involved in the scandal, how did these men know what Brady’s preference was? Maybe they are mind readers and as a result of this unique skillset they were able to surmise that in order for Tom Brady to be able to grip the football and make accurate throws the air pressure needed to be below the standard. These are some of the lowest paid men in the locker room and we are to believe that on their own without encouragement from anyone in management they deflated the footballs. They were willing to sacrifice their livelihood so that Tom Brady could be successful, really?
Bigger question: If Tom Brady was not involved in this scam, why didn’t he say something about the weight of the balls? He’s supposed to be a professional and know what the rules are so didn’t he have a duty to correct the matter? Instead he threw the deflated balls without any hesitation because he thought he could continue to fool people. However, as we’ve seen from all of the Patriots cheating scams it only works for a period of time but eventually your own sins will find you out.
The Gig is Up: The ball is caught by a Colts defensive player, he informs the refs that something is not right and BOOM, the bomb is dropped and the investigation commences.
The League Hires Ted Wells to Investigate: Who is Ted Wells? Let’s take a look at his pedigree. He received his B.A. from College of the Holy Cross, his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School and is a litigation partner at the New York law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, which is one of the top litigation law firms in the country. The National Law Journal has selected Ted Wells as one of America’s best white-collar defense attorneys on numerous occasions. As a reminder, when the Wells Report was published initially, Brady’s agent cried foul and said that he took copious notes at the meeting and he would release them to the press and prove the report was inaccurate. Well, Ted Wells hosted a conference call and told Mr. Yee to “bring it” and release his copious notes, which he never did. Ted Wells made it very clear that he would not allow anyone to question his integrity and Yee never made that statement again. Keep in mind Mr. Wells has a fiduciary duty to investigate the alleged infraction without prejudice for either side. Another thing to consider, when Brady and his team refused to turn over his phone to Mr. Wells it was under the guise of privacy, please Ted Wells is a partner at one of the top law firms in the country, he nor any member of his team is interested in who Tom Brady is calling. I’m sure his client list of multi-million dollar corporations run circles around the people programmed into Tom Brady’s phone. As someone who has worked with lawyers, they are far too busy trying to do the deal or get to the heart of the issue to worry about something as petty as who someone is calling. Clearly, Tom Brady and his team are not very in touch with how the legal profession works, think far too highly of themselves and had something to hide.
The Commissioner renders his Decision: Upon the review of the Wells Report, Commissioner Goodell fined the Patriots organization a million dollars, deprived them of future draft picks and suspended Tom Brady for 4 games without pay. In my opinion that is a slap on the wrist and something Tom Brady and the NFLPA should have taken in stride and moved on. Tom Brady should have been suspended for the entire season. The Patriots should have been stripped of the championship trophy and Belichick should have been suspended as well. The Commissioner destroyed the Saints based on innuendo and rumors so the same principle should have applied to the Patriots but I digress.
The NFLPA and Tom Brady Appeal: Upon appeal, Brady was asked to turnover his phone. Instead, he informed the Commissioner that the phone had been destroyed and there was no way to retrieve the messages. What? Who does that? Why did he destroy his phone? That’s akin to shredding documents that contain vital information during a lawsuit or investigation. Give me a break, we are supposed to believe that Brady’s friends wanted him to get an IPhone and stop using his Samsung and that’s why he destroyed the phone, now he just sounds STUPID!!!
Surprise!!! Brady loses his appeal and more nonsense ensues. Now the NFLPA is filing a lawsuit on the federal level. Really, Why? The court docket is already packed with really important cases but these idiots want the court to forget about more pressing matters and worry about football, they should be fined for wasting the court’s time with this foolishness.
There was no conspiracy, Tom Brady ordered the deflation of the footballs and the Commissioner was right to uphold the original decision.
1RAREGRL SAYS: Tom Brady you are just a few days shy of your 38th birthday, accept the fact that your hands are too small to grip the standard size football in order for you to throw deep passes down field so you have to cheat. BOY BYE!!!!
ANOTHER THING: WHY ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT YOUR LEGACY, YOUR LEGACY IS INTACT YOU WILL ALWAYS BE KNOWN AS A CHEATER, NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS IN THE COURT ROOM.
PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO CHECK THE BANK ACCOUNTS OF THE TWO EQUIPMENT MANAGERS!!!