Agent for Patriots QB Brady: NFL’s ‘Deflategate’ probe flawed

May 7, 2015

The agent for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Thursday (May 7) called the National Football League’s “Deflategate” report “a significant and terrible disappointment” and says the league reached its conclusion before hearing the facts.


“Its omission of key facts and lines of inquiry suggest the investigators reached a conclusion first, and then determined so-called facts later,” Don Yee said in a statement.

Ted Wells, an attorney hired by the NFL to investigate “Deflategate,” said in the report issued Wednesday that the Patriots probably deliberately deflated footballs to gain an advantage in their 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC title game last January.

He also said Brady, a four-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback and likely future Hall of Famer, was probably “at least generally aware” of the rules violations.

“The Wells report, with all due respect, is a significant and terrible disappointment,” Yee said.