Tom Brady had his first day in a real courtroom with Roger Goodell today, and the NFL was basically facialized by Judge Richard Berman. To say it was a complete disaster for Goodell would be the understatement of the century. It was the beginning of the end for the NFL and their arbitrary, inhumane, illogical system of punishments. And the best part is that this was the judge that the NFL handpicked. Even with the deck stacked in their favor, Goodell’s witch hunt blew up in their face. Here’s some of the important parts of the play by play from New York Daily News reporter Stephen Brown’s Twitter account.
First Berman got the NFL’s lawyer, Daniel Nash on the stand and basically called laughed in his face when he tried to say that Ted Wells could POSSIBLY be considered an “independent investigator” since the NFL hired him specifically to come back with a finding that incriminated Tom Brady:
Then Judge Berman laughed at the Wells Report because, ya know, there was no actual evidence in there that Brady had ANYTHING to do with tampering with the game balls in the AFC Championship:
Yea, ya see when you try taking away millions of dollars from someone by withholding their salary and affecting their ability to get endorsements, you need something called “proof.” LOL. It’s just so funny because Goodell really thinks there is no world outside of the NFL. He can make up whatever rules he wants and punish people without any proof. Then the second he steps into an actual, real courtroom, they laugh him out of the joint.
The NFL basically said their entire case revolves around Tom Brady texting the ballboy after he saw Christ Mortenson’s tweet that 11 of the 12 balls the Patriots used were 2 pounds underweight:
The problem with that is that Mortenson and everyone else admitted that this was a lie that was fed to him by NFL executive Mike Kensil, a former New York Jet lackey. That’s it. That’s their whole case. It revolves around Tom Brady asking the ballboy why the fuck 11 of 12 balls were underweight by 2 pounds. But as we now know, this was false information. So Brady probably wouldn’t have even contacted him if the NFL didn’t purposely leak false information. It is MIND BOGGLING that they thought their lies wouldn’t catch up to them.
Then there was the point when it was brought up that the Wells Report concluded that Brady had a “general awareness” that balls were deflated. Basically Berman’s reaction to this was, “What the fuck are you talking about?”:
My favorite part about today is that we saw that Berman is gonna look at actual facts, rather than just looking at whether or not the CBA was violated. And of course the most obvious fact of all, is that PSI doesn’t matter. If it did then Brady wouldn’t have sliced up the Seahawks in the Super Bowl, and his second half against the Colts wouldn’t have been better than his first half, when the balls were more inflated. Berman isn’t a fucking moron, so he called the NFL out on it:
LOL. Nope. That’s a rhetorical question obviously. Most importantly he asked the NFL, “is this all you’ve got?”:
Your eminence Judge Berman – we are ALL having trouble finding actual real evidence. We have TONS of internet speculation from butthurt losers who root for teams that don’t matter. But we’re definitely lacking in facts.
The best part of the whole day was Brady and Goodell entering the courtroom. It was basically a walk of shame for Goodell as he was booed and called a liar, while Brady was urged to not settle. Keep in mind, these are New Yorkers. Even they realize what a disgrace this whole shitshow was:
It couldn’t be more obvious now that Brady will be suspended zero games. You should’ve known it from watching Brady prance into the courthouse. Does this look like the face of a player who thinks he has any chance of being suspended any games?
Nope. The only question is, how many draft picks are we gonna be awarded to make this right? See you on opening night Pittsburgh!!!