9 Reasons Tom Brady Should Forget All About Deflategate

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Last week we got a shocking reminder that Deflategate was a thing that still existed, despite the fact that the general public and football fans didn’t really care any more. An “independent” report, commissioned by the league found a number of things, and threw a bunch of stats and studies our way, but the big takeaway was that it “was more probable than not” that Tom Brady was “at least generally aware” of the inappropriate activities. Ok. Then. That puts Deflategate to bed forever, right?

Nah. It’s murkier than ever thanks to the Wells Report. (Do we really need to give this report a person’s last name? This isn’t the Kennedy Assassination or a strategy to stop the spread of communism.) But fortunately, there is a limit to how much of a trivial story the public wants to consume, and I think we’ll realize sometime this week that we’ve hit that limit. The Super Bowl that already took place isn’t going to get a new winner, and Tom Brady is going to be just fine.

Why? Because he’s Tom Brady, and things have historically worked out his way pretty well. Deflategate is just a bump in the road. Here are nine instances to support that rationale.


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