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Horse Tracks: Reactions to Ted Wells report

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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).

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.

Shannon Sharpe:

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:

San Francisco 49ers receiver Torrey Smith:

Tight end Rob Gronkowski

Doesn't this make you hate Gronkowski even more?

Is Tom Brady going to be suspended?:

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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Sylvester Williams eager to get stronger, take reins at nose tackle - The Denver Post
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Broncos' Derek Wolfe on Wells' Report: "It's not going to get me a ring" - The Denver Post
Patriot hater Derek Wolfe on Wells' Report: 'It's not going to get me a ring'

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Horse Tracks:

Wells report released on footballs used in AFC title -
Independent investigator Ted Wells submitted his report to Commissioner Roger Goodell and the New England Patriots on Wednesday in relation to the footballs used in the AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Ex-Ravens safety Ed Reed announces retirement -
Former Ravens All-Pro safety Ed Reed announced his retirement on Tuesday. Will the nine-time Pro Bowl selection be remembered as the greatest free safety in history?

LeSean McCoy: Chip got rid of 'the good black players' -
It's becoming more and more clear that Bills running back LeSean McCoy does not care for his former coach, Chip Kelly. McCoy recently discussed his issues with the Eagles coach.

Ray Farmer: Manziel 'seems dialed in and focused' -
Browns general manager Ray Farmer told NFL Network's Total Access that quarterback Johnny Manziel "seems dialed in and focused" since returning to the team from treatment.

San Francisco 49ers 'disappointed' in wake of lawsuit vs. Ahmad Brooks
The 49ers were disappointed to learn of the situation and will continue to monitor it after Ahmad Brooks was sued by the same woman who previously ex-49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald.

Alfonzo Dennard claimed off waivers by Arizona Cardinals
A day after he was waived by the New England Patriots, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was claimed Wednesday by the Arizona Cardinals, according to a source.

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