Over the past six months Roger Goodell has successfully tainted the NFL front office and destroyed the reputation of the greatest player of all time, Tom Brady. Thats not even the worst part, Roger Goodell has based the entire Deflategate investigation off of illegitimate proof, proof that he slanted in order to favor his side of the argument. Deflategate is a scandal and its main purpose is to destroy the reputation of the Patriots and Tom Brady.
Roger Goodell has successfully destroyed Brady's reputation in the court of public opinion and he nearly ruined Super Bowl week. Deflategate, not the Patriots or Seahawks, was the main attraction throughout the two weeks between Championship Sunday and the Super Bowl, thanks to Roger Goodell. On top of that, Goodell had the NFL leak false information, or for lack of a better term, lies and even after numerous emails from the Patriots, he still did not refute his information. Goodell's lies have ruined Tom Brady's legacy up to this point and as always, Brady is fighting for his reputation and another Super Bowl.
The sad part is, when Deflategate goes to court it will not be about the footballs, the "deflator", Tom Brady's legacy, or the destruction of the Patriots reputation, it'll be about power. The NFL is trying to create new rules as it goes and Tom Brady is defending his rights in the collective bargaining agreement. In other words, a bad deal for the NFLPA that has gotten worse for the NFL.
The court and Judge Berman will have to decide if Goodell exercised power that he legally obtained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. It is clear that Roger Goodell has not exercised his power correctly, and that can be seen in Brady's suspension.
Goodell has used and abused his power as Commissioner in order to uphold Tom Brady's suspension. For example, Goodell is making up new rules as he goes and using rules that apply to owners and applying them to Brady. Brady was punished by a rule that he has never seen in his career and yet, the public thinks that Goodell is a hero for taking Tom Brady down.
Despite the backlash from the public, Tom Brady has continued to fight and overturn his suspension, and it is his right to do so. Goodell has set up Tom Brady in order to show his power to the league, but he will soon pay the price for his grave mistake.