NFL Upholds Tom Brady’s 4-Game Suspension, Confirms He Destroyed Cell Phone
So it's official, after Stephen A. Smith of all people reported that he "heard" it to be true: Tom Brady lost his appeal against the NFL and will serve a four-game suspension to start the 2015 season, unless he brings the league to court (and sues successfully).
The NFL announced its decision a short time ago, and also noted that Brady's choice to destroy his cell phone despite knowing the league wanted to look at it played into the appeal decision process.
Here's the league's statement on the matter:
— SportsGrid (@SportsGrid) July 28, 2015
The NFL's decision is 20 pages long. You can read the whole thing here, but we're going to go through and highlight the most salient bits below.
On Brady's call to destroy the phone -- which he said was "standard practice" for him whenever he gets a new one:
On why Goodell didn't believe Brady didn't have "any involvement":
On Brady's suspicious actions regarding his phone:
On why Brady got four games:
So, yeah, for those of you who don't want to read all of that, this is what happened:
So in the end, Goodell agreed with Ted Wells, who he paid $5 million to, and not Tom Brady.
— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) July 28, 2015
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