I feel like ranting a little here. I am sure Tom Brady wears a necklace that signifies something important to him. I know for sure he wears his Championship rings whenever he feels like it.
However lately he may feel like it has tarnished a little. Everyone outside of Pats Nation is ganging up on him for the deflated footballs.
It Is amazing to me how fast a celebrity is judged these days. I even do it myself from time to time. It is so much easier to judge them from afar as it most likely stems from being resentful about their success or we hate what we see in our own mirrors.
In this case I at first thought it was just defamation on the Patriots and Brady. Then I began to think Brady did know something about it but wasn’t being honest about it. All along though I thought it was a ridiculous exercise since it was about air pressure in footballs.
But when I saw the punishment come down from the NFL I knew something wasn’t right here. 4 games? 1 million dollar fine? 2 draft picks? This was way overboard. It was was off the mark just for the fact that it took three months for them to conduct this investigation.
Then the response from the Patriots came out today and it began to shed a little light on the situation. Apparently this investigation took so long because they had to make it seem so impossible for the accused to measure their standard of innocence that when they began to protest they could easily say. “See they won’t cooperate! They must have something to hide!” This is not how an investigation is doled out if fairness is exercised.
There is obviously some bad blood going on here between the Patriots and the NFL. We can only speculate on what that is. It almost seems like you have to cooperate so that they will go easy on you and therefore they get to feel like they own you but if you resist, they come down like a bag of bricks. or over inflated footballs.
I have always like a good legal fight. I won a court room battle as a defense lawyer in high school. It went for two days and I remember thinking that I could really do this. As I got older I didn’t want to pursue the type of life lawyers live.
I will be watching this closely as I have from the beginning to see how this unfolds with a neutral arbitrator handling this case. If he sees it from my perspective then I am sure Brady will be exonerated or at the very least the penalty will reduced to something more realistic.