Thumbs Up: Tom Brady’s Suspension

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Thumbs Up: Tom Brady’s Suspension

Jamison Amerine, Sports Editor

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Tom Brady, the NFL’s ‘golden boy’, will finally face punishment.

What an anomaly.

Roger Goodell, after relentlessly pursuing a suspension for the Patriots quarterback for the past year, finally won out as a judge ruled in favor of Goodell and the NFL, which means Brady will have to sit out the first four games of the upcoming season.

Brady was originally suspended four games back in 2015 after an incident involving deflated footballs in the AFC Championship game was linked back to him. Tampering with equipment is highly prohibited by the NFL, and punishment was implemented until a Massachusetts judge rescinded the suspension.

Brady is not innocent to an infraction scandal by any means. The quarterback was a part of the 2007 team involved in the spygate scandal, where the Patriots were found guilty of taping Jets’ practices in order to gain an unfair advantage.

Call it karma, or call it justice, but the NFL’s success in resurrecting Tom Brady’s punishment is a huge win for the league. For a long time, it seemed as if the quarterback could do no wrong in the eyes of the NFL. The biggest Patriots haters grew restless, wondering if the organization would ever get a taste of their own medicine.

Now people like me can sit back, prop their feet up and enjoy the lovely cinematic visual of Tom Brady being at the mercy of the NFL.

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