|THE OWNERS NEED TOM DEAD|
The National Football League is a mafia plain and simple. Unbeknownst to the average fan Roger Goodell's suspension of Tom Brady has very little to do with deflated footballs and more to do with the anti-trust lawsuit that has been pending against the NFL. The lawsuit alleges, as documented on the NFL's very own website, that the NFL has engaged in "conspiracy and anticompetitive practices" which directly affect the players ability to market themselves. The three major plantiffs in that lawsuit are none other than Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and Drew Brees. The entire fiasco is a smokescreen dreamed up by the owners to obtain access to information regarding the anti-trust suit.
There's no need to regurgitate the entire "Deflategate" nonsense because it's utterly ridiculous. The NFL never had rules in place as they relate to altering the psi of a football. Were that the case Aaron Rodgers and Eli Manning both whom openly and publicly admitted to altering the pressure of game balls before games would've been suspended. If this were the case the two teams fined $25000 a piece by Goodell, the Vikings and Panthers, would've had players suspended. From a pure sports perspective changing the air pressure of a football doesn't give anyone a competitive advantage. Anyone who has actually played a down of football knows this. But the NFL needed to sway public opinion to support its character assassination of Tom Brady, the lead plantiff in the ongoing antitrust lawsuit against them.
The average NFL fan is just that, a fanatic. The NFL is no different than MLB and cheating has been going on for years. The Indianapolis Colts, the team that supposedly brought this to Goodell's attention were not too long ago caught pumping crowd noise into their stadium. The instances of cheating and teams cheating are too numerous to chronicle. What is however of interest is why the NFL has such a vendetta against arguably the face of the League, Tom Brady.
At the same time Goodell was upholding Brady's suspension they also informed the family of late great former Patriots and Chargers linebacker Juniour Seau that they would not allow them to speak at his posthumous induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton next month. Seems odd that the family of a deceased Hall of Fame entrant wouldn't be allowed to speak at his posthumous induction ceremony. Maybe its because Seau's family currently has a pending lawsuit against the NFL. The entire circumstances surrounding Seau's death make little or no sense at all. Supposedly Seau, fraught with post traumatic stress syndrome from years of concussions, committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest. I'm not 100% positive of the statistics but its very rare for a person committing suicide with a firearm to shoot themselves in the chest and not the head. If I'm not mistaken the same thing happened to former Bears linebacker Dave Duerson who was also involved in a lawsuit against the NFL.
The NFL is about making money and they will absolutely sacrifice the life and limb of the players in order to do so. Goodell's justification for upholding the ridiculous four game suspension against Tom Brady was because he needed access to Brady's personal cell phone messages which likely contain information pertinent to the ongoing antitrust suit against the League. The NFL has no right to a player's personal cell phone whatsoever. The real issue is the NFL which is comprised of 32 mafioso owners none of which has any integrity, including Patriots owner Robert Kraft. It's unimaginable that players and owners involved in every kind of crime from domestic violence (Greg Hardy, Terrell Suggs, Ray Rice, Adriaan Petersen, etc) to drug abuse and trafficking (Sean Peyton and Jim Irsay) are completely ignored but somebody who "possibly" knew "more probably than not" about a few ounces of air pressure taken from a football is the most heinous person to walk the earth.
None of this ever crosses the mind of the average, bloodthirsty NFL fan who is dumb as a box of rocks. NFL fans never consider the enormous toll football takes on the lives of those who play at a professional level. Fans see the big names and the faces but rarely ever hear how the NFL disposes of players who suffer not only career-threatening but life-threatening injuries. Unlike the NBA and MLB the NFL refuses to have guaranteed contracts and once players become damaged goods the owners are able to toss them aside like useless cattle. Player safety means nothing to the NFL owners who employed hatchet man Goodell and the likes of sleaze balls like Adam Schefter to come up with phony reports, unnamed sources, and meaningless information to slander the greatest player ever to play the game. The only way the NFL maintains their billion-dollar a year business is by not being held responsible for the safety of current and former players. Imagine the millions the NFL owners are saving by not having to deal with the enormous healthcare issues they've ignored for years.
Simply put the NFL murdered Junior Seau, Dave Duerson and others who've attempted to hold the NFL accountable for its neglect of player safety. I posit that if Tom Brady had been retired he would've mysteriously committed suicide as well. In the meantime they'll have to slander his name and image in the public eye. Every NFL player should be outraged by this attack on one of their own who is standing up and basically not only accusing the NFL of cheating and fixing their own sport but sacrificing player safety as well.