Well its that time of year again, the Deflategate drama is back with a vengeance.
Today marks the first day in a long appeals process for Tom Brady and the NFL over the alleged deflation of footballs in last years AFC Championship Game. Sadly, things do not seem to be going very well for Brady, today at least.
The majority of the arguments today are centered on the destruction of Brady's cell phone and his validity as a witness. Clement, the NFL lawyer, repeatedly stated that Brady lied about his conversations with Jastremski. That is a lie, according to several transcripts from the previous hearing. On top of that, Clement also argued that Wells and Goodell did not see Brady as a credible witness.
Kessler, on the other hand, was asked if he thought that the NFL was coming after Brady. Kessler simply stated that Goodell was out to protect his investment in the Wells Report (In case you are wondering the Wells Report cost the NFL $3 million dollars).
Judge Barrington Parker did not seem to pleased with the fact that Brady destroyed his cell phone. He stated that," Anyone within 100 yards knew that would raise the stakes."
Also, no new evidence will be shown at the hearing. That means the Wells Report is only "credible" evidence that the judges can base their ruling off of.
Buckle up for the long haul....the ruling may not come for another 3 months