Tom Brady is finally speaking out after his Deflategate suspension was overturned. Despite coming out on the good side of things, Tom admits that everyone has ‘lost’ in the midst of all the drama. Read his heartfelt message to his fans here!
Before the new NFL season started, Tom Brady, 38, wanted to say a few words. The New England Patriots quarterback, who’s been under fire for the Deflategate scandal, finally opened up after the ordeal in an emotional Facebook message on Sept. 3. He apologized for everything that went down and pledged that he is going to make his fans proud this year.
“The regular season starts tomorrow morning and I can’t wait to fully commit my energy and emotion to focus on the challenges of the 2015 NFL season. I want to thank my family, my friends, all of the fans, past and current players and my teammates for the support they have given me throughout this challenging experience,” he wrote on Facebook.
He thanked Judge Berman and the union’s legal team for all they had done for him. “While I am pleased to be eligible to play, I am sorry our league had to endure this,” he continued. “I don’t think it has been good for our sport – to a large degree, we have all lost. I am also sorry to anyone whose feelings I may have hurt as I have tried to work to resolve this situation. I love the NFL. It is a privilege to be a member of the NFL community and I will always try to do my best in representing my team and the league in a way that would make all members of this community proud. I look forward to the competition on the playing field and I hope the attention of NFL fans can return to where it belongs – on the many great players and coaches who work so hard every week, and sacrifice so much, to make this game great. Most importantly, I look forward to representing the New England Patriots on Thursday night in our season opener. I hope to make all of our fans proud this year … and beyond!”
Tom was suspended for four NFL games in May 2015 after the Deflategate scandal was taken to court. He appealed the suspension, but the judge upheld the decision in July 2015. However, on Sept. 3, a judge overturned the decision, making Tom eligible to play at the start of the NFL season. We’re glad Tom is breaking his silence about the whole thing and not just completely ignoring the touchy subject.
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— Avery Thompson