Brady Suspension Upheld

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    He said he destroys all his phones to keep anyone from gaining access to the information. I smell a lying cheater.
     
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    Deserved the suspension. That's a shady thing to do and I think the Commissioner did a good job of handling it.
     
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    Goodell is the classic example of a mediocre lackey being in the right place at the right time.

    This ruling is highly unusual and rather unprecedented, however. I can only assume the judge is either a Pats fan or has Brady on his fantasy team.
     
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    The facts are there was 0 evidence he was guilty because he destroyed the evidence. Goodell was playing his "godell" card by changing the reason for the suspension and using the same cliche words he uses every time. He only got to be sole and head arbitrator by holding the union captive with him getting godell powers in exchange for benefits to retired players.
    By the NFL appealing the decision is only going to make this episode more bufoonish than the Ray Rice incident handling.
    While I agree I believe Brady is guilty, by the way the league handled it by letting Goodell choose the investigator and by the terms of the investigation vs the punishment handed down is like a driver being charged with murder for killing someone while knowingly driving drunk is like they have no evidence because the driver burned up his car when he got home so they gave him a jail sentence for unauthorized open burning without charging him for the crime.
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    That's generally referred to as obstruction, and is certainly punishable in and of itself.
     
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    Punishable yes. Punished, no. In the world of huge amounts of Benjamin's at stake the obstruction should've been done as a separate incident, much like perjury is never tacked on to the initial offense though it is doable. Too much money at stake to handle it like small town traffic court.

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    And I disagree there was "no evidence". There was ample circumstantial evidence, and people get convicted on that all the time.
     
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    I time we'll see why the judge ruled as he did but he left lots of clues beforehand when trying to get both sides to settle. Brady was caught in the middle of something that started long before deflategate, guilty or not.
    I believe if there was any bias by the judge it was toward the nflpa and against the league for how spygate was handled and how Goodell got away with being arbitrator. It was never was Brady vs anybody from after about the 3rd day but became the league vs the nflpa and also the league against the Patriots at the same time.

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    Everyone knows Brady is guilty, and we've already seen why the judge ruled - procedural technicalities and a very liberal interpretation of fines for "equipment violations" that completely disregard considerations of competitive balance. He arrived at his decision by an apples-to-oranges false equivalence.
     
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