Aug 4, 2015 8:20 PM
Deflategate transcripts made public including Tom Brady's testimony
BOSTON - Hundreds of Deflategate court documents, including transcripts from Tom Brady's testimony, were made public Tuesday. With that, we get an idea of the Brady blueprint for beating the NFL in court.
For the first time we learn from Brady’s own transcripts why commissioner Roger Goodell considers him to be a liar.
Remember the infamous destroyed cell phone? Goodell said in his ruling, "Brady directed the cell phone he had for four months be destroyed.’’
According to the new court documents, Brady says it was his normal practice to get rid of old phones so his private contacts, texts, etc. didn’t wind up in the public domain.
Brady said, "So I have always told the guy who swaps them out for me, make sure you get rid of the phone."
But the court documents confirm the phone Brady had before the one he destroyed was not only not destroyed, it was submitted to investigators.
Brady could not explain the anomaly leaving Goodell to conclude Brady’s not being truthful.
The documents outline Team Brady’s strategy. The suspension must be vacated because:
1. Brady had no prior notice of disciplinary policies.
2. Goodell could not act as judge and jury of his own conduct and he could potentially have been a witness.
3. The NFL had no procedure for collecting ball pressure information until a week ago.
You can be sure this isn’t the last legal maneuver in what’s become a seven-month sports soap opera.