The Ted Wells report was released yesterday and it came with a very(not so) surprising conclusion. It concludes that the Patriots deliberately deflated balls and that quarterback Tom Brady was "generally aware" that this was going on(again, shocking).
Wells report also concludes it's probable that Patriots deliberately deflated balls and Tom Brady was "generally aware".— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 6, 2015
As we all know, this isn't the first time the Patriots have been accused and caught cheating. There's the whole spy-gate thing, and Josh McDaniels(who was on the team during spy-gate) was caught doing some sketchy things while he was the Head Coach here in Denver.
Now they have been accused and caught again.
So when the defending Super Bowl Champions get caught cheating, it will generate some outrage from fans, writers, and even players.
Let's take a look at just some of the reaction that Ted Wells report got.
The Pats punishment must be severe because spygate taught them absolutely nothing about adhering to the rules.— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) May 6, 2015
Ppl will say Coach Belichick didn't know. In the words of Commish Goodell to S. Payton. You're the hd coach. You should've known.— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) May 6, 2015
Broncos defensive lineman Derek Wolfe:
"I don’t care. I can’t change it. If I say something, it’s not going to change the outcome of the Super Bowl that just happened, right? It doesn’t really matter. Are they going to take it away from them? That’s not going to affect me at all. That’s not going to put any more money in my pockets. It’s not going to give me a ring. I’m more worried about our team going to win a ring."
Former linebacker Nick Barnett:
If Tom Brady guilty then he should face the same consequences as someone on performances enhancing drugs!!! 4 game suspension for cheating— NickBarnett (@NickBarnett) May 6, 2015
San Francisco 49ers receiver Torrey Smith:
Water is wet https://t.co/LL1sN62DhL— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) May 6, 2015
Back to being serious 1. I'm not surprised 2. They still won and a deflated football doesn't help that much 3. It's all about integrity— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) May 6, 2015
Tight end Rob Gronkowski
Doesn't this make you hate Gronkowski even more?
Is Tom Brady going to be suspended?:
NFL considering discipline for Tom Brady, locker attendant Jim McNally, equipment asst John Jastremski, per source close to investigation.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 6, 2015
I will be the first to admit that my hatred for the Patriots here makes me rather biased, but yes he should be suspended
Brady was caught lying, he didn't cooperate with the investigation, and the team itself is a repeat offender. The only way to get the point across the them is to give them a hefty punishment.
Will it happen? Probably not.
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