I appreciate your view, I am not at all surprised however…
The apparent suggestion that TB was willing to accept a heavy fine but no game ban was the cry of a guy losing the battle, not only does it indicate guilt but it prevents success at a higher level in regards to court.
We also really have to consider some of the statements and points made by the accused organisation over the period which if they had been said by anybody other than Super Tom’s defense would have caused cries of laughter in even the most depressed of rooms. The latest peace of news that I have heard is at least suspect… TB killed his mobile phone during the investigation (after refusing to hand it over when requested) going on to say that its normal practice for him to do this when he buys a new handset. Maybe so but to all those not in love with terrific Tom it does not look good!
Ultimately TB has had such a squeaky clean image and built such a huge fan base over the years that a lot of people are surprised right now. Personally, given all the peaces of information that I have heard I would have been disappointed in the sport had RG let Brady reclaim some game time. I actually think TB and the patriots have got off lightly and I’m happy that the game I love has stood firm v player & franchise… Even if it did take them too long.
Leveon Bell get his verdict two, finally