NFL Upholds Tom Brady’s 4-Game Suspension
By now I'm sure you've heard of "Deflate-gate." It's the latest black eye to the New England Patriots organization that claims they deflated footballs in the AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts last year. The Pats quarterback Tom Brady was then suspended for four games after an investigation into the organization.
He obviously appealed the decision, but today the NFL announced that they would be upholding his four-game suspension, citing destruction of evidence as the justification.
“On or about March 6, 2015 - the very day that he was interviewed by Mr. Wells and his investigative team - Mr. Brady instructed his assistant to destroy the cell phone that he had been using since early November 2014, a period that included the AFC Championship Game and the initial weeks of the subsequent investigation. During the 4 months that it was in use, almost 10,000 text messages were sent or received by Mr. Brady using that cellphone. At the time he arranged for its destruction, Mr. Brady knew that Mr. Wells and his team had requested information from that cellphone in connection with their investigation. "
This means that when the Bills play the Patriots on week two, Tom Brady will not be leading his team.