Tom Brady has lawyered up, and many believe the team he put together is on par with the Super Bowl XLIX champs.
The New England Patriots quarterback could have his DeflateGate suspension overturned, a source texted ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who relayed the message on “The Herd With Colin Cowherd.”
“Brady’s team is unreal,” the source said. “Talented, big-name lawyers: Yee, Kessler, etc. Prediction=won’t miss a game.”
That obviously would be good news for the Patriots, who would be without Brady for a quarter of the season if his suspension stands.
Cowherd asked Schefter if the Patriots are feeling anxiety or anger over the punishment.
“Anger. There’s nothing to be anxious about,” Schefter said. “They know what the penalties are. They know the fight that’s ahead. They don’t think they’ve been treated fairly, and they feel like it’s time for them to defend their reputation.
“I think they’re angry, that they don’t feel — they don’t feel, I know everyone feels differently — they don’t feel they did anything wrong. They don’t feel like they deflated footballs, they knowingly deflated footballs, they were treated fairly by the NFL. It sounds crazy to people on the outside who say, ‘You can’t break the rules of the game, you violated the integrity of the game.’ I’m just telling you, from their vantage point, they don’t believe they did anything wrong.”
That would explain why the Patriots are so adamant in their fight against the NFL. On top of Brady’s four-game suspension, the Patriots lost a first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and a fourth-rounder in the 2017 NFL Draft. They also were fined $1 million, an NFL record.
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