Earlier this week, a book was released that gives an inside look of Tom Brady and the Patriots during the entire DeflateGate saga. The book is titled: “12: The Inside Story of Tom Brady’s Season of Redemption“.
In the book as excerpts reveal, Tom was frustrated with Patriots owner Robert Kraft for backing down against Roger Goodell and the NFL, but now it’s also revealed that Tom didn’t want to sell out his equipment staff either after being given a chance to use them as an “out”:
New book claims Tom Brady turned down deal to avoid Deflategate suspension, refused to publicly blame equipment guys https://t.co/LgpJmITYhi
— NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSBoston) August 2, 2018
In an excerpt from “12: The Inside Story of Tom Brady’s Fight for Redemption” shared with ABC News, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell gave Brady an option of paying a $1 million fine instead of serving a four-game suspension. The catch? Goodell wanted Brady to “state publicly that former Patriots equipment guys [John] Jastremski and [Jim] McNally had purposely tampered with footballs, even without [Brady’s] knowledge.”
More proof that Goodell doesn’t give a dang about exacting justice, he just cares about optics. The fact that he’d even suggest blaming it on a pair of regular guys and open the door for them to be publicly harassed by crappy fans all over the world is messed up. Proving even more how much of a garbage person he is.
You have to respect Tom for not just throwing these guys under the bus, because that would appear to have been the easy way out. When someone is innocent, they are persistent in their innocence and won’t stop. Sadly, Roger’s rules allow him to win no matter what. Even with Brady’s innocence, he risked his legacy to not throw two men under the bus, and you have to respect that, because in the end, Roger wins if he wants to win.