Independent investigator who was hired by the NFL, Ted Wells, fires back at Robert Kraft, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
By Robby Sabo
This cannot be what Roger Goodell and the NFL wanted, yet it’s what’s happening.
After the latest statements coming from Tom Brady’s lawyer, Don Yee, the independent investigator who the NFL hired finally put a face to the name we’ve all been hearing so very often over the last 48 hours.
Ted Wells decided to take the gloves off and let the entire world know how ridiculous he thinks the Patriots camp is acting right now.
Ted Wells had a strong response to criticism from the Patriots and Tom Brady’s agent, Don Yee. VIDEO: http://t.co/3wUslHURC5
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) May 12, 2015
Wells put his name to phrases such as “I believe the conclusions have been proven, I used the words ‘more probable than not’ because that is what’s in the rules,” and “The conclusions were not influenced in any way, shape or form by anyone in [NFL] office.”
It was clear he took extreme displeasure with some of the recent comments coming from New England, who is mysteriously still fighting back, believe it or not.
Yee’s comments about the Wells’ report earlier today, via Mike Garafolo:
I have verbatim notes of the interview. Tom made himself available for nearly an entire day and patiently answered every question. It was clear to me the investigators had limited understanding of professional football. For reasons unknown, the Wells report omitted nearly all of Tom’s testimony, most of which was critical because it would have provided this report with the context that it lacks.
Here’s what Patriots owner Robert Kraft said yesterday:
Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s full statement on Tom Brady’s 4-game suspension for Deflategate. pic.twitter.com/6PUY4DEyJO
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 12, 2015
Folks, you simply couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried.
In 2007 and 2008, Bill Belichick and the entire organization was surrounded in the controversy called Spy-Gate. They were punished severely.
Goodell did a huge disservice to the NFL world by not releasing the video tapes and sweeping the evidence under the rug.
Doubts remain in our minds today.
If you think for one moment that Goodell didn’t warn the Pats to steer clear of any controversy after that incident, you’d be as nuts as a current Pats fan who thinks Brady is innocent in Deflate-Gate.
The cover-up is always worse than the crime, and this point the entire Patriots organization is embarrassing themselves.
Take the punishment, apologize and walk away.
They are now entering the Alex Rodriguez territory of denial.