New England Patriots Rumors: QB Tom Brady will likely be suspended by the NFL this week after the Deflategate scandal

The New England Patriots might be looking for a long and difficult season after the Ted Wells report, which mentioned quarterback Tom Brady as having played a role in the deflategate.

In the Wells Report last week, it is stated that:

“We have concluded that it is more probable than not that Jim McNally (the Officials Locker Room attendant for the Patriots) and John Jastremski (an equipment assistant for the Patriots) participated in a deliberate effort to release air from Patriots game balls after the balls were examined by the referee.

“Based on the evidence, it also is our view that it is more probable than not that Tom Brady (the quarterback for the Patriots) was at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities of McNally and Jastremski involving the release of air from Patriots game balls,” the report reads.

Brady is mentioned “was at least generally awre of the inappropriate activities” of Patriots attendant and equipment assistant who might have deflated 11 of the 12 New England footballs used in the first half of the AFC Championship Game.

According to New York Daily News written by Gary Myers, Goodel will hand out the decision next week.

In conversations I’ve had with several key sources who always have a good sense of what goes on at 345 Park Ave., there is little doubt that Goodell considers Brady’s role in DeflateGate a serious violation.

The NFL is convinced, according to sources, that connecting all the dots of the evidence supplied by Ted Wells leads to one conclusion:

Brady cheated.

Moreover, ESPN’s Adam Schefter predicts that Brady is going to get some sort of suspension.

“If I had to guess, and I want to emphasize this is a guess, my guess is that Tom Brady is going to get some sort of suspension, a short suspension. He’s going to appeal it. He’s going to have grounds to appeal it. He may even waive the appeal and this whole thing about air pressure in footballs continues to go on and detract from a sport and a defending world champion in a completely unnecessary way.”

On the other side of the coin, there are also those who think that Brady will not be suspended or punished. Dan Eaton, a law professor in San Diego, writes at CNBC,

“That conclusion is not nearly enough to warrant disciplining Brady for the deflation of the footballs or to taint his legacy as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, a four-time Super Bowl winner and three-time Super Bowl MVP.”

Eaton also added:

It is important to focus on what the accusatory sentence doesn’t say. The sentence does not say that Brady knew that McNally deflated the footballs below the minimum pressure of 12.5 pounds per square inch. It says that Brady probably was aware of the inappropriate conduct. That is more than maybe, but far from absolute certainty.

While the world waits for commissioner Roger Goddell to hand the verdict, everything is just speculation on Tom Brady’s suspension. If he will be suspended, how many games?

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