Did you know that Tom Brady's four game suspension for his alleged role in the DeflateGate was overturned by Judge Richard Berman today? It is more probable than not that you do. Needless to say, Patriots fans across the globe (the planet, not the newspaper) feel good today, a sentiment team owner Robert Kraft shares.
Kraft issued a statement earlier today about Judge Berman's decision to #FreeBrady:
As I have said during this process and throughout his Patriots career, Tom Brady is a classy person of the highest integrity. He represents everything that is great about this game and this league. Yet, with absolutely no evidence of any actions of wrongdoing by Tom in the Wells report, the lawyers at the league still insisted on imposing and defending unwarranted and unprecedented discipline. Judge Richard Berman understood this and we are greatly appreciative of his thoughtful decision that was delivered today. Now, we can return our focus to the game on the field.
The statement reflects how probably every fan, player and supporter of Tom Brady and the Patriots feels: overturning the suspension was the only correct move and now we can all focus on football (the game, not the object) once again. In the words of Bill Belichick: we are on to Pittsburgh (at least technically, because there is still a game to be played tonight).
In related news, Boston mayor Marty J. Walsh also issued a statement about the overturned suspension:
Today is a great day in New England and Patriots fans across the country are celebrating. Now let's get back to football - I am looking forward to a great season and cheering on the Patriots one game at a time.