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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Upholds Tom Brady Suspension


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speaks at a news conference in Foxborough, Mass. (Photo: AP)

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in using DeflateGate during the AFC championship game. Further, Goodell said the New England quarterback told an assistant to destroy his cellphone on or just before March 6, which is the day Brady met with independent investigator Ted Wells.

“He did so even though he was aware that the investigators had requested access to text messages and other electronic information that had been stored on that phone,” Goodell said in his decision. “During the four months that the cellphone was in use, Brady had exchanged nearly 10,000 text messages, none of which can now be retrieved from that device.

Tom Brady’s agent, Don Yee, said Goodell “failed to ensure a fair process” in upholding the quarterback’s four-game suspension, calling the process “a sham.” Brady and the Patriots have denied knowingly using deflated footballs in the AFC title game against Indianapolis, which the the Patriots won before going on to beat Seattle in the Super Bowl.

Tom Brady was the MVP.

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