DeflateGate: Brady, Patriots, Wells

At an event at Salem State on Thursday evening, Tom Brady sat down with reporter Jim Gray and while the Wells Report was discussed, the Patriots quarterback wasn’t willing to say a whole lot about it. “I don’t have really any reaction, Jim,” Brady said, according to’s Chris Wesseling. “Our owner commented on it yesterday. And it’s only been 30 hours, so I haven’t had much time to digest it fully. But when I do, I’ll be sure to let you know how I feel about it.” While we wait to see if Brady gives a more direct response to the findings of the report, here’s a look at other news regarding the Pats’ scandal..

  • Brady’s agent, Don Yee, released a statement on the matter and Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports (via Twitter) passes it along in its entirety. It reads, in part, “The Wells report, with all due respect, is a significant and terrible disappointment. It’s omission of key facts and lines of inquiry suggest the investigators reached a conclusion first, and then determined so-called facts later.”
  • Disciplinary decisions for the Patriots and Brady are “coming soon,” a source tells Mark Maske of The Washington Post (on Twitter). Fines, suspensions, and loss of draft picks are all “under consideration” as forms of punishment.
  • Four unnamed head coaches want to see Brady suspended and the Patriots fined, according to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report (video link). One of the coaches told Cole that the situation is a “mess” that needs to be put to an end once and for all.
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