Finally! After a recent report came out, connecting Tom Brady to the ‘Deflate Gate’ cheating scandal, the Quarterback has broken his silence on the allegations that he knew what was going on. Find out what he said during an event at Salem State University on May 7.
Brace yourselves, sports fans. The man at the center of the “Deflate-Gate” controversy, Tom Brady, 37, finally spoke out about the NFL’s report that connected the New England Patriots quarterback to the cheating scandal that rocked the NFL earlier this year! After the investigation said Tom was “generally aware” that cheating was going on, he finally reacted!
Tom Brady Reacts To Deflate-Gate Report — ‘I Accept My Role & Responsibility’
Tom Brady spoke at a scheduled event at Salem State University on May 7. While being interviewed with sportscaster Jim Gray, the quarterback said,”I don’t have really any reaction. It’s only been 30 hours, so I haven’t had much time to digest it, but when I do I’ll be sure to let you know how I feel about it — and everybody else.”
Jim questioned Tom on when that will be. “Hopefully soon, hopefully soon. There’s still a process that’s going forth right now. Whenever it happens, it happens,” the hubby of Gisele Bundchen, 34, explained. “I’ve dealt with a lot of things in the past … and I dealt with a lot of this before the Super Bowl. I’m very fortunate to have so many people that love me, support me. Certainly I accept my role and responsibility as a public figure. A lot of it you take the good with the bad. Dealing with the adversities in life, you do the best you can do. We’ll get through it.”
Tom’s comments come a day after a 200+ page report linked the four-time Super Bowl winning quarterback to the infamous Deflate-Gate schedule. While there was no evidence that Tom was directly involved, the report said that Tom was “generally aware” that “inappropriate activities” were going on.
Tom’s agent, Don Yee, released a statement on May 7, calling the report “a significant and terrible disappointment,” reports CNN. He also called the report a “sting operation” and called the report’s validity into question.
What will happen to Tom and his team remains to be seen. One thing is for sure — this scandal is far from over!
A History Of The Deflate-Gate Scandal
The NFL began their investigation into Deflate-Gate after the 2015 AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts showed that the Pats’ balls were severely under-inflated, making them easier to throw and catch.
The NFL report, compiled by NFL investigator Theodore Wells, outlined a systematic cheating operation between New England Patriots employees Jim McNally and John Jastremski. The report found that “it is more probably than not” that Jim and John carried out multiple successful attempts to deflate the Patriots’ game balls.
Jim and John were caught, as text messages on their work phones showed the two conspiring. John offered money and goods to Jim in exchange for him to actually deflate the balls. Tom, who didn’t surrender his personal cell phone to the investigation, wasn’t caught texting these two.
What do you think about what Tom Brady said, HollywoodLifers?
— Jason Brow