The National Football League has been put on notice with the return of New England Patriot Tom Brady from his four-game suspension.
“I think he’s coming out this year, after all the drama and stuff they’ve been giving him about the whole inflated balls thing,” said Patriots fan and Delta student Xavier Surgical. “I think he’s going to use all that to shut it out and show that he is really about it, without having to cheat.
He’s going to ignore all that and just show em’ what he’s really about.”
Tom Brady was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season.
Now in his first two weeks since suspension, “Tom Terrific” has thrown 782 yards and six touchdowns.
Brady has looked far from rusty, not throwing a single interception.
In Brady’s first game back from suspension he threw for 406 yards and three touchdowns, all to Martellus Bennett, in a win against the Cleveland Browns.
The following week the Patriots went up against the Cincinnati Bengals. Brady went 29/35 and threw for 376 yards with three touchdowns. Brady was suspended because of potentially having his equipment managers, John Jastremski and Jim McNally, deflate footballs below the legal mark during the 2015 AFC Championship game.
There was a video of the New England Patriots equipment managers taking a bag of footballs into a bathroom after referees measured the PSI (pounds per square inch) levels.
Before every NFL game, referees are required to test both teams’ footballs.
When the footballs were measured during halftime, 11 of the 12 footballs were underinflated therefore giving an advantage for the Patriots.
What the NFL is learning again, is that the last time Brady was accused of cheating he put up one of the best statistical seasons any quarterback has ever had, according to NFL.com.
After the accusations came out following the 2015 AFC Championship game, Brady gave a less-than-convincing media conference defending his innocence in the fiasco.
Brady then used “Deflategate” as motivation to beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in Super Bowl XLIX.
He led the Patriots back from being down 24-14 in the fourth quarter. He played angry and inspired to come back and beat the Seahawks. Brady completed 13 of 15 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns.
The only evidence to go off of was Brady’s lack of cooperation by denying access to his phone, which Brady had destroyed his cell phone.
The NFL handed down a ruling: Brady was to be suspended for the first four games, without pay, of the 2015 season.
Naysayers then mounted on Roger Goodell when Brady took the NFL to District Court, which ruled in favor of Brady and cleared the suspension. The NFL would appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals and win the appeal, reinstating the suspension.
Brady and the NFLPA then had an opportunity to appeal. Brady declined. Now the suspension has been lifted for over two weeks and Bradyis poised to have another all-time great season.
“I think it’s another Super Bowl this year,” said Surgical.