Pants on Fire
Yesterday, New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady held a press conference to address Deflategate, the franchise’s most recent scandal. And almost everyone who heard him still thinks he’s lying.
Deflategate centers around 11 footballs found to be underinflated during the Patriots’ recent 45-7 trouncing of the Indianapolis Colts in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. Coach Bill Belichick denied any knowledge of ball tampering and instead threw his future Hall of Fame QB under the bus. When asked if he was a cheater, Brady had this to say:
“I don’t believe so… I didn’t alter the ball in any way… I would never do anything outside the rules of play.”
Of course, Brady never said, “No, I am not a cheater.” And this created even more doubt with regard to his honesty and integrity. He may not have altered the balls himself, but he could have paid someone else to do it. After all, former Tampa Bay quarterback Brad Johnson admitted to paying his equipment guys $7500 to wear in the balls before Super Bowl XXXVII, which the Buccaneers won 48-21 over the Oakland Raiders.
Here’s what Brady had to say about his own balls:
“I don’t want anyone touching the balls… I don’t want anyone rubbing them. To me, those balls are perfect.”
Personally, I hope Brady’s balls are sitting on the bench come Super Bowl Sunday. Go Seahawks!
Posted on January 23, 2015, in Perspectives and tagged Bill Belichick, commentary, current-events, Deflategate, entertainment, New England Patriots, news, NFL, perspectives, sports, Super Bowl, Tom Brady. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.