Internet reacts just as expected
A federal judge tossed out the controversial ‘Deflategate‘ decision Thursday morning.
New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady was suspended for the first four games of the 2015-2016 season, the team incurred a $1 million fine, and the Patriots lost their first round draft pick in 2016 and fourth round pick in 2017. Two employees who handle footballs for the club were also implicated. “Patriots employees John Jastremski and James McNally have been indefinitely suspended without pay by the club, effective May 6. They aren’t allowed to be reinstated without the NFL’s permission,” reported Yahoo News.
Multiple sources including Yahoo Sports claimed there was no evidence that Brady, coach Bill Belichick, or Patriots owners were directly involved in the Deflategate scandal. According to Yahoo Sports, the NFL handed down the unprecedented punishments, “for violating playing rules and not cooperating fully in the investigation.”
But that was all tossed out the window. You can read the full decision here:
And of course the Internet responded exactly as you’d expect it to.
We'll take those draft picks back, too. Thanks, Rog. Close the door on the way out. pic.twitter.com/33jfCWC140
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) September 3, 2015
— New York Post (@nypost) September 3, 2015
It’s not over until the Pope says it’s over.
Tom Brady saga far from over: Supreme Court, Vatican and United Nations Security Council yet to weigh in.
— Gregg Easterbrook (@EasterbrookG) September 3, 2015
Is this just the beginning?
What a great day in sports, the #Patriots win on and off the field. Now time to get Goodell, the Colts, Ravens, and Jets booted from the NFL
— Kev (@KevDough) September 3, 2015
— Victoria Walsh (@MightieMinx) September 3, 2015
That’s how I like my justice — on a platter with an extra side of gravy.
— Ellen Barnett (@ebarnettcpcu) September 3, 2015
Do your thang, Internet
Can someone update this, subbing in Tom Brady for Tim Tebow? https://t.co/dsB7kxV7E7
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) September 3, 2015
The man, the myth, the legend
Tom Brady has started 13 straight opening games, tied for 4th-longest streak by QB. pic.twitter.com/U1wUaZMlBz
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 3, 2015
Someone missed that whole “bread and circuses” memo…
How much did it cost taxpayers to adjudicate Deflategate case?
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) September 3, 2015
Tyranny. We don’t do that here. Well, at least not in theory.
— ESPN (@espn) September 3, 2015
Admiration is no respecter of team loyalty
I'm a Giants fan, but I respect greatness, and adore justice even more!!! http://t.co/5hv9CcsiXh
— Chi (@EmperorChi_ROR) September 3, 2015
*#TomBrady gets into his car, alone. A tear falls from his eye. He whispers.*
"Why won't they just let me stop playing football already"
— The Levine Machine (@Eitanthegoalie) September 3, 2015
But what about the rest of the things!
Meanwhile, you’ll hear much more about Tom Brady, and Taylor Swift’s “racist” video than you’ll ever hear about this https://t.co/UBOsDmOprL
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) September 3, 2015
And then there are Fantasy Football implications
Doesn't that judge know that the dude I play week 1 has Tom Brady #bruh
— Alex Hively (@itsjusthively) September 3, 2015
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