“I would equate what [Tom Brady] did to driving 66 [mph] in a 65 speed zone, and getting the death penalty,” Thomas said Sunday after the Cleveland Browns’ training camp practice.
The Pro Bowl left tackle said Brady does not even deserve to be fined, but added that what Goodell is doing is “brilliant.”
“I’m not sure if he realizes what he’s doing is brilliant, but what he’s doing is brilliant because he’s made the NFL relevant 365 [days] by having these outrageous, ridiculous witch hunts,” Thomas said. “It’s made the game more popular than ever and it’s become so much more of an entertainment business and it’s making so much money.
“That’s why I’m sure there’s plenty of people saying this is embarrassing for the league. But it’s an entertainment business when it comes right down to it. When the game gets eyeballs in newspapers and on TV, that’s what in the end is the goal for everyone. And that’s what this controversy is giving them.”
This guy is exactly right and said what I have been saying all along. This is nothing more than Goodells legacy being ruined and him taking Brady down with him. He also hit the nail on the head saying he is just keeping the NFL relevant the entire off season. This story has been in the news since January! 7 dam months… Insane. If you talk to anyone in the media, including a blogger like myself, this story has given us all something to talk about all summer. Obviously from a New England stand point, the Red Sox haven’t been much to talk about, positively at least. The Bruins and Celtics are in their off season as well, so this story has really given all Boston media something to talk about for the summer. So mission accomplished there Roger. I can’t wait for this story to go away just as much as everyone else..
I first wanted Roger gone, but now I want him to stay so he has to look all 31 other owners in the eye and has to explain how much he spent towards this bogus case. Then I want Roger to hand over the Lombardi to Brady and Mr. Kraft next year… Going to be epic…