NFL commissioner i get it Goodell allegedly offered new England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady a means out that his four-game suspension throughout Deflategate, follow to “12: The inside Story of Tom Brady’s Fight because that Redemption,” a brand-new book native Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge.

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The deal: Brady would not serve any sort that suspension and also instead salary a $1 million fine. That part of the transaction was an obviously acceptable condition for Brady, yet it turned come a hard no for the Patriot quarterback as soon as Goodell stated that Brady would likewise have come publicly reprimand the team’s tools staff because that the deflated footballs.

“He demanded that Brady state publicly that previous Patriots equipment guys Jastremski and also McNally had actually purposely tampered v footballs, even without his knowledge,” Sherman and Wedge create in your book. “Tom stated no.”

That’s since Brady just didn’t think that Jastremski and also McNally did anything wrong. Knowingly or not. Brady likewise refused to let mac line be his autumn guy, even when mac line offered, according to NBC sports Boston’s Tom E. Curran.


McNally called Brady he can use him as his fall guy if the NFL was going to drag him with hell. Brady wouldn't. And also when Brady got his "stay" in '15, the welled up as soon as asked around the exile that JM and JJ on Sunday b4 opener https://t.co/B8ve3blj9v

— Tom E. Curran (

“There’s no means I’m gonna destroy these males for other I think they no do,” Brady called NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith, per Sherman and Wedge’s book. The book additionally claims that Brady to be “devastated and also angry” once Robert Kraft held a press conference and also accepted the NFL’s penalties, consisting of Brady’s four-game suspension, without pursuing one appeal.


“What the ” Brady shouted at Smith end the phone. “Why am ns not gaining the support I worthy on this thing?”

Brady winner his situation the an initial time versus the NFL around and also played v the whole 2015 season, however ultimately offered his four-game suspension ~ a cook court fight in 2016, and won Super key LI that same season.

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