John Dennis, on Friday’s Dennis & Callahan show — “The alpha dog, the lead dog, and this will come as no surprise, with motive, opportunity and means, was none other than Mike Kensil. Mike Kensil is the guy who famously said to the Patriot equipment manager — this is at halftime, to Dave Schoenfeld at halftime [of the AFC championship game] — ‘We weighed the footballs. You are in big f—ing trouble.’
Now, this is a guy who has a history with the New York Jets, 20 years, ’til 2006. He was a driving force behind the investigation. So it should come as no surprise that Mike Kensil, the man who lit the fuse, is the man who set the trap, is the man who organized the sting, and is the man who went to [ESPN’s Chris Mortensen] and said 11 out of 12.”
And so the web of lies spun by Mike Kensil, Ryan Grigson, Dave Gardi and Ted Wells begins to further unravel. Sean Sullivan was their patsy. The Manchurian Candidate they put up to set their scheme in motion because they knew that if the original email had Kensil’s fingerprints on it, it would have been recognized immediately for the deceit that it was. And now, at last, the people inside the operation are starting to flip.
Of course I’d love to hear from Kensil himself on this. But we’ve got a better chance of hearing Whitey Bulger sitting down for a one-on-one with Diane Sawyer. As long as the NFL feels like it’s winning the public relations wars, Kensil will stay on the Dark Web. But no matter. As in any criminal conspiracy, eventually leaks appear. Co-conspirators start to rat each other out. Those who weren’t involved decide they’ve got nothing to hide. The cover comes off the cover-up. It’s semi-ironic that the anti-Patriots world has been waiting for one of Brady’s ball-deflating minions to go public, but Kensil’s confidants are squealing first.
Of course this is still just at the anonymous source stage. Someone has told John Dennis (and someone has told Tom E. Curran). But we still don’t know for certain and can be sure the parties will deny it. So just to get to the bottom of things, I say the NFL should launch an investigation. League investigators need to demand the emails, texts and phone records of Kensil, Sullivan, Grigson and Gardi. Including their personal ones. And if they don’t immediately hand them over, Tom Brady gets his suspension lifted and the Patriots get their money and draft picks back, plus some extra cash and picks, just for all their aggravation.
And since the league will need a fair and impartial third party to handle the investigation, I volunteer my services. I can conduct a witch hunt at least as well as they can.
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