NFL News: Imminent Suspension For New England Patriots QB Tom Brady For Involvement In 'Deflategate'

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speaks at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts, May 7, 2015. REUTERS/Charles Krupa

The National Football League led by commissioner Roger Goodell will suspend New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for his involvement in “Deflategate” based on the Wells Report published last Wednesday. The 243-page document implicated Brady and two other Patriots personnel for their involvement in the under-deflation of footballs in the conference championship game against the Indianapolis Colts in the last post-season.

The New York Daily News reported on Friday that the NFL suspension is imminent although the duration of the suspension is unknown. The Miami Herald even suggested that Brady could be gone for the entire 2015 season. Meanwhile, CSNNE said that the Patriots expect their star quarterback to be suspended for six to eight games. Various reports are stating that Goodell has considered Brady’s involvement in “Deflategate” as a serious violation against the NFL’s rules and regulations.

"Based on the evidence developed in connection with the investigation and summarized in this Report, we have concluded that it is more probable than not that New England Patriots personnel participated in violations of the NFL Playing Rules and were involved in a deliberate attempt to circumvent those rules,” the official Wells report stated.

“In particular, we conclude that it is more probable than not that Jim McNally and John Jastremski participated in a deliberate plan to circumvent the rules by releasing air from Patriots game balls after the examination of the footballs by NFL game officials at the AFC Championship Game.”

The report stated that it is “more than probable” that Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady was aware of the controversial deflating of ball specifically in the game against the Colts. Brady’s agent, Don Yee called the Wells Report a “terrible disappointment”.

"The Wells report, with all due respect, is a significant and terrible disappointment," Yee said. "Its omission of key facts and lines of inquiry suggest the investigators reached a conclusion first, and then determined so-called facts later."

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