Welp if you thought the DeflateGate controversy would end once Tom Brady won his appeal, you were sadly mistaken. In fact now a report has come out about the New England Patriots prior controversy, Spygate and how it relates to the prosecution against them for DeflateGate.
The Patriots cut ties to Brandon Spikes and Spikes appears to be cutting all ties to the Pats. The linebacker is selling his 2011 AFC Championship ring on eBay.
The New England Patriots are officially champions again after they received their rings Sunday night in a private ring ceremony at Robert Kraft’s Chestnut Hill home. They had a party afterwards and EVERYBODY got down.
Despite a messy departure, who wouldn’t want to return to the Super Bowl winning team? Free-agent wide receiver Wes Welker hopes to play in 2015 and said Tuesday he would be open to a return to the New England Patriots despite a messy divorce after the 2012 season.
The DeflateGate investigation is over and the New England Patriots were given a hefty punishment by the NFL. Their 2016 1st round draft pick and 2017 4th round draft pick were both taken, the team was given a $1 million fine and quarterback Tom Brady is suspended for the first four games. Many New York Jets fans are happy to see the sanctions against their division rival and some decided to celebrate by putting up special billboards.
After the NFL revealed their finding on the deflategate investigation, they suspended New England Patriots golden child Tom Brady for 4 games without pay and docked the Patriots an NFL record One million dollars and also stripped them of 2 draft picks. Seems as a group of Patriots fans didn’t take the punishment as fair and decided to protest. Well, it looks like all their protesting just landed them a night in jail, Yikes!
The NFL handed the New England Patriots a hefty $1 million fine after the DeflateGate investigation. The fine is the most handed to a team in NFL history. Many Patriots fans were upset about the punishment which includes losing their 1st round pick in the 2016 draft, 4th round pick in the 2017 draft, and a four-game suspension for quarterback Tom Brady in addition to the team fine of $1 million. Citing that the fine is BS because it’s based on “circumstantial evidence”, fans decided to raise money to help pay it off.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been a big supporter of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. In fact, their relationship was cause for worry that the investigation and subsequent punishment for DeflateGate would be in the Patriots favor but the opposite happened. Goodell came down hard and swift on the Patriots, fining the team $1 million, a first round draft pick in 2016, a fourth round draft pick in 2017 and star quarterback Tom Brady is suspended for the first four games. Kraft said the punishment “exceeded any reasonable expectation” and was based completely on circumstantial evidence. Now Kraft and Goodell’s relationship is reportedly inextricably broken.