It’s been 15 months since Deflategate began and it’s still going in full force following Monday’s ruling that Tom Brady will in fact be suspended the first four games of the 2016 season.

For one Patriots player, Devin McCourty, he just wants it to go away.

Devin McCourty

Devin McCourty

It’s been 15 months since Deflategate began and it’s still going in full force following Monday’s ruling that Tom Brady will in fact be suspended the first four games of the 2016 season.

For one Patriots player, Devin McCourty, he just wants it to go away.

“I’m kind of over everything with it,” McCourty said Monday night on CSNNE’s Quick Slants with Tom E. Curran and Kay Adams. “I mean, it’s pretty ridiculous. I don’t know. I think everybody will be ready to go and do whatever we have to do, but I am pretty sure a lot of people are just over everything that has to do with this whole situation — thinking it’s over, it’s not over. It’s been 15 months, so we’ll just move on and do whatever we have to do.”

McCourty isn’t pleased with Brady having to go through all of it, but hopes it can be over so the team can move on, as now it’s the second offseason they have had to deal with it.

“It’s ridiculous,” McCourty said. “The guy will be used as a front-center guy in the NFL with what you want to be as a player, or a person off the field and then he has to go through all this. We’ll see. I don’t know how it will all work out for him and what the next step he’ll have to do or chooses to do. We’ll see what happens from it, but I think as a team, it’s just when can we move on and just get past everything. I think coming off the Super Bowl a few years ago now, getting ready for last season and dealing with it and putting it behind us saying we’re moving forward, we go on, have a pretty good season and then now you come back and deal with it again. Crazy.”

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Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell hailed the court’s decision on Deflategate Tuesday morning, telling Bloomberg TV that he was “obviously pleased” with the ruling that will now leave quarterback Tom Brady on the sidelines for the start of the 2016 season.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell hailed the court’s decision on Deflategate Tuesday morning, telling Bloomberg TV that he was “obviously pleased” with the ruling that will now leave quarterback Tom Brady on the sidelines for the start of the 2016 season.

“We think that was the right decision,” he said. “They were very firm in their decision that that was within our authority and the judgments were based on solid facts. So we’re actually pleased with that, and we hope we can move on from there.”

He added: “We think it’s important that the commissioner protect the integrity of the game, that you can’t entrust that to someone who has no understanding of our business, and the appellate court yesterday reaffirmed that. So we think this is an important element of our success. We obviously have changed our discipline process through the years and we will continue to do that if we think it’s in the best interests of the NFL.”

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Blog Author: 
Christopher Price

Tom Brady (left) and Roger Goodell should hug and make up, like they did after Super Bowl 49. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)This isn't Yitzhak Rabin shaking Yasser Arafat's hand at the 1993 Oslo Accords.



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Someone appears happy Tom Brady’s suspension is back on.

On Monday, former Broncos offensive lineman Tyler Polumbus tweeted: Deflategate’s back! Patriots are NFL’s version of baseball’s steroid era. Should be total black eye. Instead, coddled & hidden 4 good play.

Someone appears happy Tom Brady’s suspension is back on.

On Monday, former Broncos offensive lineman Tyler Polumbus tweeted: Deflategate’s back! Patriots are NFL’s version of baseball’s steroid era. Should be total black eye. Instead, coddled & hidden 4 good play.

Polumbus won the Super Bowl with the Broncos this past season, but the retired earlier this offseason. He began his career with Denver as an undrafted free agent in 2008 and then returned to finish his career this past season after he was released by the Falcons in late September.

Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable

Tom Brady isn’t the only one upset with the court ruling siding with the NFL and reinstating Brady’s suspension for his role in Deflategate.

Brady is now suspended the first four games of the 2016 season.

Jeffrey Kessler was very disappointed by the court ruling Monday. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Jeffrey Kessler was very disappointed by the court ruling Monday. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Tom Brady isn’t the only one upset with the court ruling siding with the NFL and reinstating Brady’s suspension for his role in Deflategate.

Brady is now suspended the first four games of the 2016 season.

“We are obviously very disappointed,” Brady’s attorney Jeffrey Kessler said on ESPN Radio’s Russillo and Kanell Show Monday.

Kessler and the NFLPA firmly believe Goodell ruling on the case violated the CBA.

“The issues in court are the CBA and Goodell’s power,” he said. “… This is not a factual decision, but we think it’s wrong about the CBA. We think this decision, as the dissent wrote, violated the CBA and the basic bargain the Union made with the owners and that has always been the Union’s position on this case.”

As for what is next, Kessler said Brady and the NFLPA will weigh all their legal options, but he wouldn’t comment on specifics.

The attorney was asked if Brady would ever settle with the NFL and he gave a response that hinted maybe Brady would have settled last summer.

“I’m not going to comment on that,” Kessler said. “This case could have been settled a long time ago if the NFL was willing to be reasonable.”

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Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable