It was breaking news this week in the sports world when the whole “deflategate” issue came into light once again after we first heard about it in the start of the year. The quarterback for the New England Patriots Tom Brady has been accused with taking air out of the footballs during the AFC championship game, and was suspended for the first four games of the upcoming season. In addition to that, Brian Torchin noted that the New England Patriots lost some of their picks for the draft next year, all thanks to this issue.
According to an article written by Yahoo! Sports, Brady has officially appealed his punishment and the National Football League Players Association is backing him up 100%. I understand that a lot of people are upset by the fact that this is happening, but if he did break a rule then he should have to pay for it. After all, his team did win the Super Bowl this year and who knows what would have happened if all of the footballs were not tampered with. If he did not do the crime, then it is a huge bummer for Brady and his teammates to get their names tarnished in such a fashion. I think that they must have some kind of hard evidence that he had something to do with the deflating, or else how could they instill this penalty? The United States of America is a country where we are innocent until proven guilty.