According to Donald Trump, Tom Brady was wronged during the New England Patriots’ Deflategate scandal and should never have been suspended by the NFL.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, some analysts argue that Tom Brady will win his lawsuit against the NFL. On the other side of the argument, you have those who say Article 46, a provision of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the National Football League and the NFL Players Association, grants NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell virtually unlimited authority to punish players for “conduct detrimental” to the game of football.
The lawsuit is scheduled to have a federal court hearing on August 31, 2015. According to Donald Trump, Tom Brady’s case has gone on far too long. Trump says, “This country has bigger problems.”
In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Trump’s friendship with the New England Patriots quarterback was revealed. Trump was asked, “Whose side are you on in Deflategate — Tom Brady or Roger Goodell?”
“Tom Brady,” Donald Trump responded. “Tom is an unbelievable guy. He’s a very good friend of mine. I have his number right here someplace. Whatever. Here, look, he just called me. (He holds up a Post-it that says ‘Tom Brady’s New Cell #.’)”
The Donald Trump / Tom Brady love-fest continued during an interview on Fox Business Channel, when the 2016 presidential candidate specifically said that Goodell was wrong to suspend Brady.
“I think it’s ridiculous the way they’ve treated him,” Trump said of Brady. “He’s a friend of mine, he’s a great friend of mine, he’s a great guy, and I think it’s ridiculous the way they’ve treated him. To spend $10 million in legal fees, and now it’s probably higher than that, it’s crazy. He’s a great star. They ought to go back to playing football. This country has bigger problems.”
Besides supporting Tom Brady, Donald Trump also revealed what his fantasy football pick would be.
“Tom Brady is just a great guy and I always take Tom Brady,” he said. “If you’ve done some friendly bets on Tom Brady you’ve done very well.”
The New England Patriots quarterback is arguing in court that he knew nothing about the supposed underinflation of footballs. He is challenging the four-game suspension by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. It is possible the judge int he case may work out a solution by the end of the month, and we will see Donald Trump’s pal, Tom Brady, returning to play the game.
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