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Tom Brady Suspended for 4 Games Without Pay For Deflation

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    Tom Brady will sit out the first four games this year due to he was most likely aware of the deflated footballs. This will put the second year man, Jimmy Garoppolo in the front seat for a while. Not such a terrible thing for the Patriots, considering Garoppolo completed 70% of his passes for 182 yards, one touchdown and a 101.2 passer rating in spot duty last year.

    Along with the suspension, the Pats will receive a 1 million dollar fine, and will forfeit its first-round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft and fourth-round pick in the 2017 draft. Ted Wells, the man who was hired by the league to investigate the situation, said that "it is more probable than not" that Brady was "at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities".

    The fine is quite funny to me. This team and franchise were awarded way more that than after winning the SB. That money could of gone to a team that didn't have a cheating scandal.
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    This is what happens when you get caught with your hands in the cookie jar.

    I hope this suspension also comes along with a rule change in how game balls are handled before and during a game. If they just hand down this suspension without changing anything regarding that then I would say that this is more about show than worrying about the integrity of the game.

    Does anyone know if they announced any changes regarding that? I can't find it anywhere saying whether they did or didn't.
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    BearDown Wrote:
    Does anyone know if they announced any changes regarding that? I can't find it anywhere saying whether they did or didn't.
    This article by the Boston Globe gives a good rundown of the situation, at least as of a few days ago. Couldn't find the rule change either being talked about yet. But the NFL has months to decree some new change to the way game balls are handled; I don't expect them to rush that, but no doubt it will happen. I think the Globe article also gives a perfect layout of what the new rule's language should be.
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    By the way, Brady is fully planning on appealing this suspension. I think they give him a 3 day window to do that.. Think the NFL will negotiate to a lesser suspension, if he fights it?
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    Dallasite Wrote: By the way, Brady is fully planning on appealing this suspension. I think they give him a 3 day window to do that.. Think the NFL will negotiate to a lesser suspension, if he fights it?
    I hope not. The NFL has to show that it's serious about cleaning up its image and cares about the integrity of the game. Just because they made some boneheaded decisions with prior suspensions doesn't mean they should cave.
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    He did appeal it but no date has been set yet
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    BearDown Wrote:
    Dallasite Wrote: By the way, Brady is fully planning on appealing this suspension. I think they give him a 3 day window to do that.. Think the NFL will negotiate to a lesser suspension, if he fights it?
    I hope not. The NFL has to show that it's serious about cleaning up its image and cares about the integrity of the game. Just because they made some boneheaded decisions with prior suspensions doesn't mean they should cave.
    I'm surprised that they let him play at all ever again. Cheating should be an automatic removal from the league. But now, the punishment for Brady is, Pats keep their Championship and Brady continues to play the sport. That is worst case scenario for cheating in the Super Bowl.

    That just seems REALLY laxed.
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    Roger Goodell has upheld Tom Brady's 4 game suspension after hearing his appeal last month. Brady has no other avenues to appeal his suspension and will surely be sitting on the sidelines for the first quarter of the season.

    Goodell upheld the suspension mainly because Brady destroyed a cell phone which contained 10,000 text messages that can never be seen now. He also concluded that Brady conspired with Patriot officials to deflate game footballs and that he would not have conspired to destroy evidence if he committed no wrongdoing.

    Story: Roger Goodell upholds Tom Brady's four-game suspension

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    BearDown Wrote:

    Roger Goodell has upheld Tom Brady's 4 game suspension after hearing his appeal last month. Brady has no other avenues to appeal his suspension and will surely be sitting on the sidelines for the first quarter of the season.

    Goodell upheld the suspension mainly because Brady destroyed a cell phone which contained 10,000 text messages that can never be seen now. He also concluded that Brady conspired with Patriot officials to deflate game footballs and that he would not have conspired to destroy evidence if he committed no wrongdoing.

    Story: Roger Goodell upholds Tom Brady's four-game suspension

    I think his suspension should be longer. Who knows how long he has been doing this? Could he have won Super Bowl's using these same tactics? We may never know because he destroyed any evidence that may have implicated him. I'm not saying he needs a lifetime ban, but a four game suspension seems a little paltry if he cheated for (potentially) years.
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    Spot on.