New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been suspended four games without pay for violating the NFL policy on the integrity of the game. Additionally, the Super Bowl champs will be fined $1 million and forfeit a 2016 first-round draft pick and a 2017 second-round selection.
The punishment was handed down less than a week after the Wells report was released.
“With respect to your particular involvement, the report established that there is substantial and credible evidence to conclude you were at least generally aware of the actions of the Patriots’ employees involved in the deflation of the footballs and that it was unlikely that their actions were done without your knowledge,” NFL Executive President Troy Vincent wrote in a letter to Brady. “Moreover, the report documents your failure to cooperate fully and candidly with the investigation, including by refusing to produce any relevant electronic evidence (emails, texts, etc.), despite being offered extraordinary safeguards by the investigators to protect unrelated personal information, and by providing testimony that the report concludes was not plausible and contradicted by other evidence.”
So #DeflateGate comes to end. And just for kicks, here’s Brady talking about his balls one more time.