Monday, May 11, 2015

Kraft not happy with NFL's 'one-sided investigation'

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was handed down a four-game suspension Monday for his apparent role in "Deflategate," and the team was docked $1 million, as well as a pair of future draft picks, for the incident.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft had this to say Monday evening, per the team's official website:
"Despite our conviction that there was no tampering with footballs, it was our intention to accept any discipline levied by the league. Today’s punishment, however, far exceeded any reasonable expectation. It was based completely on circumstantial rather than hard or conclusive evidence.
"We are humbled by the support the New England Patriots have received from our fans throughout the world. We recognize our fans’ concerns regarding the NFL’s penalties and share in their disappointment in how this one-sided investigation was handled, as well as the dismissal of the scientific evidence supported by the Ideal Gas Law in the final report. 
"Tom Brady has our unconditional support. Our belief in him has not wavered."
Here's the NFL's full statement on the matter.

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