This 4 game suspension for Brady is a joke. In my honest opinion, it should have been for the entire season.
He got caught cheating and refused to provide his phone or emails or anything to clear is so called "innocent" name. Why do you think he didn't?!
If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, has a beak like a duck then it DEFINITELY IS NOT A CHICKEN!
Look at it this way, goal posts are 18.5 feet apart, if a kicker kicks 5 field goals right down the middle in a game but it turns out the goal post was 19 feet apart did they gain a competitive advantage? Probably not, BUT THEY STILL CHEATED! Does it make it OK? Apparently so...
The deflated balls did not matter much in the Colts game, but what about the Baltimore playoff game the week before? That was a close one. Would the Patsies even have been in the super bowl this passed year?
A 4 game suspension is a joke. I also think it's ironic that he is coming back to play the Colts, which just so happens to be the team who busted his deflated balls. Can you say ratings anyone???!
Then of course you have the 1 million dollar fine to Robert Kraft. Why even fine him that? He probably donates more than that to charity to write off in taxes. I would have much rather seen another significant draft pick taken rather than that lousy fine.
All this being said, what did we all honestly expect though? Brady is the golden boy of the NFL. Greg Hardy was put on some sort of disciplinary action by the NFL and missed an entire season before he was even proven guilty or innocent. Brady was proven of guilt as well as trying to cover it up but he gets 4 games and still gets to practice and participate in team activities. What a joke.
Sean Payton got suspended by the NFL for bounty gate and he had no clue of what was going on, but Belicheat gets off Scott free? Mr. Goodell is on record stating that ..."ignorance is not an excuse", That's great Mr. Goodell, keep up the biased, ahem, I mean "good" work...
I say we have a rookie tell the ball boy rub butter on all the opposing teams footballs, claim innocence, let the rookie take a suspension, have Mr. Ross pay some pocket change to the NFL and call it a day after we win the super bowl!