Tom Brady’s Agent Releases Statement On Deflategate: Calls Out NFL For ‘Sting’


Don Yee, Tom Brady’s agent, released a statement on the deflatgate non-sense earlier this morning.

"Here it is, in its entirety: (via ESPN)“The Wells report, with all due respect, is a significant and terrible disappointment. It’s omission of key facts and lines of inquiry suggest the investigators reached a conclusion first, and then determined so-called facts later.“One fact alone taints this entire report. What does it say about the league office’s protocols and ethics when it allows one team to tip it off to an issue prior to a championship game, and no league officials or game officials notified the Patriots of the same issue prior to the game? This suggests it may be more probable than not that the league cooperated with the Colts in perpetrating a sting operation. The Wells report buries this issue in a footnote on page 46 without any further elaboration.“The league is a significant client of the investigators’ law firm; it appears to be a rich source of billings and media exposure based on content in the law firm’s website. This was not an independent investigation and the contents of the report bear that out — all one has to do is read closely and critically, as opposed to simply reading headlines.“The investigators’ assumptions and inferences are easily debunked or subject to multiple interpretations. Much of the report’s vulnerabilities are buried in the footnotes, which is a common legal writing tactic. It is a sad day for the league as it has abdicated the resolution of football-specific issues to people who don’t understand the context or culture of the sport.“I was physically present for my client’s interview. I have verbatim notes of the interview. Tom made himself available for nearly an entire day and patiently answered every question. It was clear to me the investigators had limited understanding of professional football. For reasons unknown, the Wells report omitted nearly all of Tom’s testimony, most of which was critical because it would have provided this report with the context that it lacks.“Mr. Wells promised back in January to share the results of this investigation publicly, so why not follow through and make public all of the information gathered and let the public draw its own conclusions? This report contains significant and tragic flaws, and it is common knowledge in the legal industry that reports like this generally are written for the benefit of the purchaser.”"

I really don’t think I have to add anything to that. It perfectly captures what Patriots fans, and logical people everywhere have been saying ever since this story broke. Was Brady guilty? Who knows. The NFL has no evidence of that, which in reality means they can’t lay down any punishment on the quarterback.

However the NFL does have a mountain of evidence against itself, which for some reason is flying under the radar. Their process of testing the footballs before the game, and at halftime was exposed, AND it appears the intentionally let the Patriots “gain a competitive edge” just to catch them in the act. That sure sounds like a sting to me.

Take a look in the mirror, NFL. You’re the problem.