The NFL and Tom Brady will be back in court next week, when Roger Goodell and Co. appeal the decision that wiped out a four-game suspension for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in relation to DeflateGate.
For MMQB writer Peter King, he thinks it’s time the NFL gives back the 2016 first-round and the 2017 fourth-round selections.
Here’s what he said, per ESPN:
“Based on the weight of the evidence from the past 13 months, and that weight being circumstantial and not convincing, there’s one conclusion I’ve reached entering the 2016 draft season: Roger Goodell needs to give back the picks.”
The NFL has some significant circumstantial evidence in the case, the kind that should have prompted a strongly worded letter and $250,000 fine,” he writes. “Instead, Goodell killed an ant with a sledgehammer.”
The entire column is worth reading, as King details the referee’s mistake and issues with the PSI testing levels.