Following a seven month debacle that has made the NFL nearly the laughing stock in professional sports, Judge Berman issued his ruling , tossing Tom Brady's four-game suspension for Deflate Gate and setting up the likely NFL appeal.
All football fans are sick of hearing about "Deflategate." Most made up their minds long before they heard any of the facts disclosed in the report drafted by attorney Ted Wells for the NFL. Few bothered to read either his analysis or the response issued by Patriots attorney Dan Goldberg.
When the sharks of the sports writing world smell blood, they pounce. That is especially an inviting opportunity when the bleeding comes from one of the icons of sport who plays for a club that always seems to win.
We can understand the Wells Report better by comparing it to a criminal indictment. Admittedly, no one is going to jail -- at least that has not been suggested yet -- but the implications that will be drawn from the report will create a stain on #12 and his team.
After the Rich Incognito scandal, you couldn't even harass gay football teammates! What are we becoming? We are becoming a more mature nation that recognizes the value that every man and woman brings to society whatever their race and sexual orientation.