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Text messages between Patriots staffers implicate Tom Brady in the DeflateGate mess (NSFW)

The official Wells Report on DeflateGate and the New England Patriots deflating footballs came out on Wednesday and it found that the Patriots “probably” deflated the footballs and that Tom Brady was “generally aware” of it.

Now, the report itself is 243 pages — nearly 100 of which are appendixes — and features a lot of very mundane details about the care of the footballs. Some of the most interesting information in the report has to be the text conversations between officials’ locker room attendant Jim McNally and equipment assistant John Jastremski that seem to indicate that they purposefully deflated footballs after they were inspected. They also reference Tom Brady on multiple occasions and how upset he was sometimes with how inflated they were, and they also seemed to take shots at Brady at times.

First, in May 2014, they had this exchange where McNally called himself “the deflator.”

McNally: You working
Jastremski: Yup
McNally: Nice dude….jimmy needs some kicks….lets make a deal…..come on help the deflator
McNally: Chill buddy im just fuckin with you ….im not going to espn……..yet

Later, on October 17, 2014 Jastremski had this exchange with an unknown number during halftime of the Jets game on Thursday Night Football:

Jastremski: Tom is acting crazy about balls
Jastermski: Ready to vomit!
Unknown: K
Unknown: He saying there not good enough??
Jastremski: Tell later

And then had this conversation after with McNally:

McNally: Tom sucks…im going make that next ball a fuckin balloon
Jastremski: Talked to him last night. He actually brought you up and said you must have a lot of stress trying to get them done…
Jastremski: I told him it was. He was right though…
Jastremski: I checked some of the balls this morn… The refs fucked us…a few of then were at almost 16
Jastremski: They didnt recheck then after they put air in them
McNally: Fuck tom …16 is nothing…wait till next sunday
Jastremski: Omg! Spaz

And then this on October 21, 2014:

McNally: Make sure you blow up the ball to look like a rugby ball so tom can get used to it before sunday
Jastremski: Omg

Three days prior to a game against the Bears, they had this conversation on October 23, 2014:

Jastremski: Can’t wait to give you your needle this week 🙂
McNally: Fuck tom….make sure the pump is attached to the needle…..fuckin watermelons coming
Jastremski: So angry
McNally: The only thing deflating sun..is his passing rating

And then this the following day:

Jastremski: I have a big needle for u this week
McNally: Better be surrounded by cash and newkicks….or its a rugby sunday
McNally: Fuck tom
Jastremski: Maybe u will have some nice size 11s in ur locker
McNally: Tom must really be working your balls hard this week

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