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.”
For more Patriots news, visit weei.com/patriots.