May 11, 2015 5:52 pm -


Tom Brady will be docked four games worth of pay for deflategate.

The National Football League suspended New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for four regular season games without pay “for conduct detrimental to the integrity of the NFL,” the league announced Monday afternoon.

The league also announced that the team—which won the Super Bowl earlier this year—would be fined $1 million and forced to forfeit its first-round pick in the 2016 draft and its fourth-round selection in the 2017 draft.

The Patriots were accused following the AFC Championship game in January of intentionally deflating footballs. In explaining Monday’s discipline announcement, the NFL said the team was penalized for “the violation of the playing rules and the failure to cooperate in the subsequent investigation.”



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13 responses to Brady Gets Four Game Suspension

  1. Larry Schmitt May 11th, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    The NCAA, as corrupt as it is, has taken away Heisman trophies and national championships from teams. The NFL doesn’t have the same power? If their cheating was that serious, why doesn’t the punishment reflect that?

    • arc99 May 11th, 2015 at 6:36 pm

      The Heisman Trophy award is based on a vote by credentialed sports media. Until last January, the NCAA football championship was also just a media vote.

      With Brady and the Patriots, their accomplishments happened on the field. There is no denying what the other 52 men on the team accomplished, or for that matter the financial rewards paid to them as compensation. All the asterisks in the world will not change the obligation to pay the players their playoff bonuses and team incentives.

      Symbolically it was a serious violation. But as far as the outcome of the game, apparently irrelevant. In the game in question, the halftime score was 17-7. Reports indicate that the illegal footballs were removed by the second half. Final score was 45-7.

      If anything, the score could have been even worse if the properly inflated footballs were used for the entire game.

      • Larry Schmitt May 11th, 2015 at 6:50 pm

        You make a good point. My comment was mostly from utter dislike of Brady and the Pats.

  2. Anomaly 100 May 11th, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Worst balls ever.

    • Suzanne McFly May 11th, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      Two words….dick cheney

  3. Carla Akins May 11th, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Smoking pot will get you suspended 4 games however, it doesn’t get your team fines $1M. Still think they should have pulled their title.

    • Larry Schmitt May 11th, 2015 at 7:23 pm

      Emotionally, I agree with you. A professional league would never do that though.

  4. robert May 11th, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    i like the usa today responses by majority

  5. liberalMD May 12th, 2015 at 3:10 am

    “The National Football League suspended New England Patriots quarterback
    Tom Brady for four regular season games without pay “for conduct
    detrimental to the integrity of the NFL,”….”

    What REALLY is damaging the integrity of the NFL is all of these inconsequential responses to very serious ethical and criminal acts by the players and management over the past several years.

  6. tracey marie May 12th, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Lying and cheating is now acceptable. A little league team had adults who cheated, the result was the hard working/playing kids lost their championship title. Adult players cheat and lie and they still get to keep their championship.

  7. EnuffBull May 12th, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Effin’ lil’ boys playing pretend 100-yards war with pigskin.

  8. Budda May 12th, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    A little off topic: I think fines for pro athletes should be a percentage of their salary vs. a set amount.

  9. bpollen May 13th, 2015 at 5:55 am

    The whitewash is complete.