From a report at the link below:
N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (pictured) on Tuesday after finding that he had destroyed potential evidence about his role in the deflation of game balls to gain competitive advantage in the A.F.C. championship matchup in January.
The investigation of and penalties against Brady and the Patriots have divided fans across the nation, generated a debate over the integrity of the nation’s most-watched sport and brought scrutiny to how the N.F.L., the country’s largest professional sports league, treats misconduct among players.
It’s hard not to see Brady’s defense as shot through with a pampered star’s self-justifications and insistence on freedom from consequences.
We know that there was a clubhouse man who insisted on going by the title of the Deflator and that he joked of going to ESPN with his inside knowledge. We know that Brady spoke and texted insistently with another clubhouse man. The N.F.L.’s decision, released Tuesday, noted that Brady had said these men were his friends.