Wow — can you believe this? After weeks of attempting a settlement, a judge has found Patriots quarterback Tom Brady innocent of any wrongdoing in the Deflate-Gate scandal — and sports fans everywhere are freaking out.
Tom Brady, 38, was at the center of a major football scandal for months following the AFC championship, and on September 3, the four-game suspension bestowed upon him due to his involvement has now been lifted. Deflate-Gate is over, finally, and fans have very mixed reactions to the news.
The Deflate-Gate scandal began in January 2015, when Tom was accused of deflating footballs in the AFC Championship in order to beat the Indianapolis Colts, 45-7, in order to head to the Super Bowl. Though Tom denied any involvement, he was handed a four-game suspension anyway after a judge ruled that it was “more probable than not” that the football star was involved!
The NFLPA and the Patriots have been trying to get Tom acquitted ever since the ruling, and their hard work finally paid off in September 2015! Tom’s four-game suspension has been lifted, and he’s ready to hit the field again. When fans heard that Tom was found not guilty, they took to Twitter in droves to express their disbelief, anger and elation about the news.
To many, Tom Brady is a sports hero, and to others, his connection to Deflate-Gate tainted his image forever. The shocking news of his suspension getting lifted has thrown everyone for a loop! Just take a look below:
Pretty evenly divided here. Tom Brady’s position in Deflate-Gate polarized a lot of sports fans, even though he ultimately was found innocent. Let’s see how the tide turns when he starts playing with the Patriots again, now that there’s no suspension in place.
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— Samantha Wilson