Tom Brady on 'Deflategate' Drama: 'To a Large Degree, We Have All Lost'
New England Patriots star Tom Brady has broken his silence on the ‘Deflategate’ controversy following a federal judge’s decision to overturn his four-game suspension.
“While I am pleased to be eligible to play, I am sorry our league had to endure this,” he said in a Facebook post. “I don’t think it has been good for our sport - to a large degree, we have all lost.”
Brady also thanked U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman and the union’s legal team following this week’s victory for the Patriots quarterback. Berman said on Thursday that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell went too far by suspending Brady, who has repeatedly maintained that he did not conspire to deflate footballs during the AFC championship game.
Brady apologized “to anyone whose feelings [he] may have hurt” while working to resolve the Deflategate controversy.
“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,” he said.
Meanwhile, Goodell has vowed to appeal the judge’s decision.
Read Brady's full post below.