It will be a long, long time before the NFL’s Deflategate scandal and ensuing punishment of the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady will be forgotten. Actually, it will likely never be forgotten, but it stands to reason at some point folks will stop talking about it so much. But we’re not at that point yet.
Even the Boston Police Department still has words for the league on the matter. On Sunday evening, the Boston Police published this Tweet:
“#BostonStrong: When they suspended TB12 for 4 games, they didn’t just disrespect the greatest QB of all time, they insulted a region.”
Patriots fans are going to be upset with the league over Deflategate for … well, probably forever at this point. It probably won’t be dropped as a topic of conversation until Roger Goodell is no longer the commissioner of the NFL, and it seems like that future is far, far away.
Either way, the Patriots did pretty well for themselves despite the punishment. In four games without Brady they went 3-1 and, of course, they pulled off the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history to beat the Falcons on Sunday. And Roger Goodell was forced to hand over the trophy.