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Deflategate Will Not Tarnish Tom Brady’s Legacy

After nearly two years of fighting the “Judge, Juror, and Executioner” Rodger Goodell thru the legal system, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has finally decided to serve his four-game suspension for his alleged participation in the infamous “Deflategate Scandal” that happened at the end of last season.

All of this began when members of the Indianapolis Colts reported to league officials that Brady and the Patriots were suspected of deflating the air pressure of the footballs being used in the 2014-2015 AFC Championship against the Indianapolis Colts.

The outcome of that contest was a 45-7 beat down by the Patriots to go along with their sixth Super Bowl appearance with Brady under center. Fast forward to the 2015 regular season, Brady had initially overturned last year’s four-game suspension and would eventually appear in all of the Patriots regular season games in 2015.

However, league commissioner Rodger Goodell would not give up in regards delivering justice to Brady and the Patriots. After months of dialogue between court officials, the decision to once again suspend Brady for the first four games of the season came to pass once more.

Tom Brady wanted to take his case to the Supreme Court but decided not after almost a year of battling in the courtroom. I agree with Tom’s decision not to take this matter to the Supreme Court. As a matter of fact, I believe that this four-game suspension will not tarnish Tom Brady’s legacy as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time.

I have always thought that Brady’s four-game suspension was enough for the crime that he and the Patriots ball boys had allegedly committed. There are more important matters that officials that work in the Supreme Court need to worry about than some foolishness about a multi-millionaire quarterback allegedly deflating some footballs.

I guess consciousness finally struck the “Golden Boy” in the rear end. I know that I am not the only one that is glad that this issue has finally been put to rest. Here is the statement that Brady made on his Facebook Page in regards to not taking this matter to the Supreme Court.

“I’m very grateful for the overwhelming support I’ve received from Mr. Kraft, the Kraft family, coach Belichick, my coaches and teammates, the NFLPA, my agents, my loving family and most of all, our fans. It has been a challenging 18 months and I have made the difficult decision to no longer proceed with the legal process. I’m going to work hard to be the best player I can be for the New England Patriots and I look forward to having the opportunity to return to the field this fall.”


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Derrick Branch is the founder and lead writer of Tops Sports.Com. He is a die-hard sports fan and keeps it 100 on all things that involve the NFL, NBA, NCAA Football.
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