Tom Brady Needs To “Man Up”!


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Why is it that when anything dealing with the New England Patriots continuously gets strung along throughout the media for months on end? And why is it when any scandal involving one of the teams players that none of them are able to be a man, come out and admit guilt?

Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady was caught flat out being deceitful in the Deflategate investigation, destroying a cell phone that he had been asked by NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell had asked to be turned over to investigator Ted Wells.

Goodell cited new evidence that emerged: On or shortly before March 6th, the day Brady was interviewed by Ted Wells and his investigative team, Brady instructed his assistant to destroy the cellphone he had been using since early November 2014, a period that included the AFC title game against the Colts and the initial weeks of the subsequent investigation.

The NFL said in Tuesday’s statement that Brady destroyed the phone even though he was aware that investigators had requested access to text messages and other electronic information that had been stored on the phone.

Seriously, what more do you need in order to admit guilt on themselves than destroying evidence? That action alone would prove guilt in any court or law, criminal or civil. And doing such a thing has put a twist of criminal element to the entire situation.

Still Brady is not man enough to come out and admit any wrong doing, basically vowing this already drug out litigation even further in his statement he posted on his Facebook page earlier today.

Here is the full elongated statement:

I am very disappointed by the NFL’s decision to uphold the 4 game suspension against me. I did nothing wrong, and no one in the Patriots organization did either.

Despite submitting to hours of testimony over the past 6 months, it is disappointing that the Commissioner upheld my suspension based upon a standard that it was “probable” that I was “generally aware” of misconduct. The fact is that neither I, nor any equipment person, did anything of which we have been accused. He dismissed my hours of testimony and it is disappointing that he found it unreliable.

I also disagree with yesterdays narrative surrounding my cellphone. I replaced my broken Samsung phone with a new iPhone 6 AFTER my attorneys made it clear to the NFL that my actual phone device would not be subjected to investigation under ANY circumstances. As a member of a union, I was under no obligation to set a new precedent going forward, nor was I made aware at any time during Mr. Wells investigation, that failing to subject my cell phone to investigation would result in ANY discipline.

Most importantly, I have never written, texted, emailed to anybody at anytime, anything related to football air pressure before this issue was raised at the AFC Championship game in January. To suggest that I destroyed a phone to avoid giving the NFL information it requested is completely wrong.

To try and reconcile the record and fully cooperate with the investigation after I was disciplined in May, we turned over detailed pages of cell phone records and all of the emails that Mr. Wells requested. We even contacted the phone company to see if there was any possible way we could retrieve any/all of the actual text messages from my old phone. In short, we exhausted every possibility to give the NFL everything we could and offered to go thru the identity for every text and phone call during the relevant time. Regardless, the NFL knows that Mr. Wells already had ALL relevant communications with Patriots personnel that either Mr. Wells saw or that I was questioned about in my appeal hearing. There is no “smoking gun” and this controversy is manufactured to distract from the fact they have zero evidence of wrongdoing.

I authorized the NFLPA to make a settlement offer to the NFL so that we could avoid going to court and put this inconsequential issue behind us as we move forward into this season. The discipline was upheld without any counter offer. I respect the Commissioners authority, but he also has to respect the CBA and my rights as a private citizen. I will not allow my unfair discipline to become a precedent for other NFL players without a fight.

Lastly, I am overwhelmed and humbled by the support of family, friends and our fans who have supported me since the false accusations were made after the AFC Championship game. I look forward to the opportunity to resume playing with my teammates and winning more games for the New England Patriots”.

Once again, a statement made on his Facebook page. Not to media in front of cameras where the public can see his reactions and facial expressions. But through a social media outlet where he most likely was not the author of such a statement.

So my plead to you is this Tom Brady, admit your guilt, except your suspension and “Man Up” for once in your NFL career. Because dragging this on any further proves what every other team and fan besides the Patriots already know. That you and your organization are nothing but spoiled rotten Cheaters.