There will definitely be a lot of disagreement with this, but NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is sticking to his guns in an interview with the Today Show that air Wednesday, saying New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s 4-game ban for his alleged participation in the #DelfateGate scandal was thew absolute right thing to do.
“Yes, because we went through a very exhausting process with this,” Goodell said when asked if he was ‘100 percent sure’ he got it right.
“We had an independent investigation. We had a federal judge who ruled against it. It went to appellate court. The appellate court at that point in time said, listen, there’s compelling if not overwhelming evidence here. There’s absolutely no question that the destruction of evidence should be considered by the commissioner in the context of this and the process was properly followed. We collectively bargained the process for discipline, we went through that, and I can’t think of an issue that’s been more litigated by the way.”
The Patriots take the field sans-Brady on Sunday night against the Cardinals. Brady returns Week 5 vs. Cleveland.