The appeal transcript says it all, the NFL no longer has any information to hide. Deflategate was, and still is, a lie set up by the NFL to destroy the reputation of Tom Brady and the Patriots. It is also the all of the losers trying to rise up and gain an upper hand on the winner by calling them out and complaining. The Ravens and Colts did just that, they attempted to create a problem out of a small bit of information that, quite frankly, the NFL didn't know much about.
The deflation and inflation of balls is a new subject in the NFL offices. In the 90 years that the NFL has been around they have never been this involved in an equipment scandal of this magnitude. The NFL does not even have enough scientific evidence to prove that footballs do deflate under certain weather conditions. At some point, nearly every NFL team has played with over-inflated or over-deflated footballs due to certain weather conditions, that's a fact. Brady argued numerous times that he was never aware of any wrongdoing.
When Goodell decided to uphold Brady's suspension he assumed that Brady was lying in his testimony while under oath. Point is, the NFL said that Brady was guilty and then they worked their way back to find sufficient evidence to prove it. The NFL never found that evidence, that is why they were forced to release the lies about Brady's cell phone. Now, the NFL's lies just keep on piling up, one after another after another.
We know that Tom Brady was punished based on a document that does not apply to players and one that is never distributed to players. The "Integrity of the Game Certification" as it is known, only applies to owners, coaches, team presidents, and team managers. Brady's appeal team argued that same exact point and Brady, as well the majority of NFL players, have never even seen the document. The main clause that the NFL is pinning on Brady: "tampering with the use of any equipment properly available to an opposing team," even though the NFL has no evidence to back up their claim that he did in the first place.
Throughout the appeal Goodell dismissed every single point made by Jeffery Kessler, who represented Brady and the NFLPA, as false, or a lie. At some points in the appeal it appeared that Goodell had a hard time keeping up and he started asking random questions at irrelevant times during the proceedings. Point is, Goodell and NFL front office are simply inventing new rules as they go and totally dismissing the evidence at hand.
Directly following the hearing Kessler knew that he had won and asked the NFL to make the appeal transcript public. Gregg Levy, an attorney who represented the NFL, upheld the NFL's wishes and kept the document sealed until Judge Berman released it. The NFL put its money into public relations to destroy Brady's image but not into the appeal hearing where it really mattered.
The NFL spent six months attempting to ruin Brady's image and they succeeded. The public does not like Tom Brady or the Patriots simply because they are winners. The Patriots have been in the AFC Championship Game for the past four seasons, and they have won twice. As long as the Patriots keep winning they will continue to be disliked by the greater public and of course the media.
The NFL made its decision on Brady long before the appeal hearing and now they are going to face the consequences of that. When Judge Berman released the transcripts he sealed the NFL's fate and now Tom Brady will defeat the NFL and Goodell in court. #FREEBRADY