It’s not over! The NFL upheld Tom Brady’s suspension for his role in ‘Deflate-Gate,’ but the New England Patriots’ quarterback still has some fight in him! Tom blasted ruling in a statement and HollywoodLife.com has the SCOOP on how he plans to clear his name!
Tom Brady, 37, doesn’t know the meaning of the word “quit.” The NFL said he must serve his four-game Deflate-Gate suspension, but he isn’t letting them win just yet! Tom released a statement that called out the organization over its “unfair discipline,” and HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE details on how the New England Patriots quarterback will continue to prove his innocence!
The NFL’s Commissioner Roger Goodell ruled on July 28 that Tom must serve his four-game suspension at the start of the 2015 season. While Tom can still report to training camp and participate in the pre-season, that’s not enough for the four-time Super Bowl Champion. While the rest of the NFL thought Deflate-Gate was over, a source EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com that Tom has just begun to fight.
“It is known that Tom is going to go to court to fight the NFL but he is determined to keep the NFL in court as long as possible,” the insider tells HollywoodLife.com, adding that Tom will do “whatever it takes to completely play the entire season.”
Tom swears that he’s innocent in the ball-deflating scandal, and he argued his case for nearly 11 hours in June. The NFL wasn’t convinced, especially when they learned that Tom destroyed his cell phone instead of handing it over to the investigator! The NFL thought that Tom had interfered in the investigation by eliminating potential evidence and because of that, his punishment stands.
Tom refuses to be painted as a guilty party in Deflate-Gate and the source tells HollywoodLife.com that, “if it takes being in court for years, [Tom] is happy to do it. But he is confident that the courts will take his side in this matter. He believes he did no wrong and plans on being exonerated.”
Tom Brady’s ‘Deflate-Gate’ Statement: He Will Fight His ‘Unfair Discipline’
Tom blasted the NFL on July 29, a day after they issued their ruling. “I am very disappointed by the NFL’s decision to uphold the 4 game suspension against me. I did nothing wrong, and no one in the Patriots organization did either,” Tom said in a statement released to his official Facebook page. He even pointed out that he shouldn’t be punished for destroying his cell phone because he wasn’t obligated to hand it over to the NFL!
“I replaced my broken Samsung phone with a new iPhone 6 AFTER my attorneys made it clear to the NFL that my actual phone device would not be subjected to investigation under ANY circumstances. As a member of a union, I was under no obligation to set a new precedent going forward, nor was I made aware at any time during Mr. Wells investigation, that failing to subject my cell phone to investigation would result in ANY discipline.”
Tom said he contacted the phone company to see if they could retrieve the text messages, and that the NFL’s investigation had “ALL relevant communications.” He also said that he spoke with the NFL during his appeal to “avoid going to court,” but Tom “will not allow my unfair discipline to become a precedent for other NFL players without a fight.”
Looks like Deflate-Gate is not over yet, HollywoodLifers! Do you think Tom will clear his record?
— Jason Brow