NFL Scandal Research Paper

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One of the most popular sports conspiracy theories to come out of the past Century will probably go down in history as the deflate gate . It entails the fact that the Patriots were accused of deflating footballs in the AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts. Many believe that the Scandal has married a lot of holes and that is not fully born to be convicting Tom Brady quarterback of the New England Patriots of any wrongdoing. Though the Patriots have had a history of some sport scandals such as Spygate it does not solely reflect the face of the franchise Tom Brady. Brady is openly stated that he likes playing with the deflated football but has never admitted to deflating them himself or telling anyone to deflate them. In order …show more content…
From what the NFL discovered they believe that the balls were deflated before the game and were removed from the game at Halftime. This in all honesty probably had no outlook on the game as it was a landslide in the favor the Patriots massive blowout. It is also answer interesting to note that the NFL has some people believing in the fact that there might have been no deflation on the balls at all and lied about the PSI scandal. There is also proof that ESPN with good relations with the NFL join their side and trying to slander reputation Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. This comes from the good number of ESPN analysts that were just siding with the NFL. Many people believe that it was an unfair suspension to give Tom Brady (4 Games) this also shows in the fact that the NFL TV ratings have never been lower this year and Tom Brady is not there to save them. Another reason is this looks bad in the reputation of the NFL is the fact that the first trial was thrown away by the judge as there was not enough evidence that there was any deflation of the footballs and to have Tom Brady be suspended. However Roger Goodell had the case reopened by a new judge from here Bray’s suspension was upheld and he missed four games this season. It especially looks bad with the fact that people pay good money just to go see in Tom Brady play and it was …show more content…
People have started to forget the pointless ordeal that one game turned into. This turned into three years of people talking about deflated balls. The more you say it the more ridiculous it sounds. It has become plain to see that Roger Goodell is an incompetent man to be running the NFL. The majority stand with Tom Brady in that he has done nothing wrong here and will be seen in that light for years to

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