The NFL decided that a four-game suspension for Tom Brady’s role in deflating footballs in the AFC Championship game. Patriots owner Robert Kraft released a strong statement saying the punishment was too harsh and that the Wells report was a one-sided investigation.
It’s possible that Brady could have his suspension overturned, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Schefter appeared on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” and relayed a text message he received from a source of his.
“Brady’s team is unreal,” the source said, via NESN. “Talented, big-name lawyers: Yee, Kessler, etc. Prediction=won’t miss a game.”
Schefter continued with telling Cowherd that the Patriots organization is angry at the NFL because they feel like they have done nothing wrong.
“I think they’re angry, that they don’t feel — they don’t feel, I know everyone feels differently — they don’t feel they did anything wrong. They don’t feel like they deflated footballs, they knowingly deflated footballs, they were treated fairly by the NFL. It sounds crazy to people on the outside who say, ‘You can’t break the rules of the game, you violated the integrity of the game.’ I’m just telling you, from their vantage point, they don’t believe they did anything wrong.”
In addition to Brady being suspended, the team had its first-round pick in 2016 and fourth-round pick in 2017 taken away along with being hit with a $1 million fine.