The Ted Wells report of the DeflateGate controversy has finally been released after a four-month investigation, and it has been found that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady probably knew about this incident.
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The report stated that he was “more probable than not” about knowing that game balls were being deflated by employees.
The Super Bowl MVP’s agent, Don Yee, issued a statement on these findings.
“The Wells report, with all due respect is a significant and terrible disappointment. It’s omission of key facts and lines of inquiry suggest the investigators reached a conclusion first, and then determined so-called facts later,” Yee said.
The Patriots are expected to receive a heavy punishment for this scandal as it ranks as one of the biggest scandals in NFL history, like BountyGate and SpyGate.
The Patriots had previously lost a first-round draft pick as punishment for filming opposing teams’ plays, and it is highly possible that a suspension will be handed to Brady.
A heavy fine is also expected to be administered to the Patriots. A suspension for Brady would put a major dent in the league’s plans for the season opener.
The Patriots are scheduled to begin the 2015 NFL season with a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.