UNITED STATES—On Friday, January 27, KRON 4 News interviewed Tom Brady Sr., who discussed components of the ‘Deflategate’ investigation which took place during the 2014-2015 NFL season.
New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady Jr., was suspended four games after the team was accused of “improperly deflating” footballs before the AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts, on January 18, 2015.
The Colts made the original accusations, but failed to provide any evidence that the balls were intentionally deflated by the Patriots.
Brady Sr. shared his thoughts on how NFL commissioner Roger Goodell handled the incident.
“When it happens to your son, it’s a whole different context. Or your daughter or any one of your kids and I think any parent kind of understands that. They’d rather take the slings and arrows in the heart than have their kids take it. For what the league did to him (Tom Brady) and what Roger Goodell constantly lied about is beyond reprehensible as far as I’m concerned,” Brady Sr. said.
“He went on a witch hunt and went in way over his head and had to lie his way out in numerous ways, and the reality is that Tommy never got suspended for deflating footballs,” Brady father added. “He got suspended because the court said that he could, Roger Goodell could do anything he wanted to do to any player for any reason whatsoever. That’s what happened. The NFL admitted they had no evidence on him.”
Goodell recently said in an interview with Colin Cowherd, that he would be “honored” to hand the Patriots quarterback the Lombardi Trophy.
“It should be an honor because somebody that has Roger Goodell’s ethics doesn’t belong on any stage that Tom Brady is on,” Brady Sr. said.