DETROIT (97.1 THE TICKET) – The NFL took swift and decisive action this week, not in connection with any of the numerous domestic violence issues that have plagued the league, but to address the deflat-gate issue that has been a NFL fan obsession after the New England Patriots’ integrity was called into question.
The Patriots are accused of knowingly under-inflating the footballs used during the AFC Championship Game played on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro against the Baltimore Colts in which the Pats dismantled the Colts 45-7.READ MORE: 3 Charged After Woman's Body Found In Trunk Of Burning Car
With the NFL ruling — New England was fined $1 million and docked two draft picks by the league, and Brady was issued a four-game suspension. The most egregious to New England fans appears to be the suspension of Brady – claiming there is no direct connection to Brady and the action of deflating the footballs.
Now Brady is getting fan support from all over the country – including fans in cities outside of Boston – connecting on social media with #FreeBrady.READ MORE: Are You The Winner? Ticket Worth $25K A Year For Life Sold On Michigan Lottery Website
Ted Wells, the investigator hired by the NFL, determined that two Patriots employees, locker room attendant Jim McNally and equipment assistant John Jastremski, were “more than likely” involved in a scheme to deflate footballs, and that quarterback Tom Brady was “generally” aware of their activity.
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