- Aug 12, 2012
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Either the Patriots have the biggest fucking balls I've ever seen, or I actually tend to believe their explanation.
There's no way they would so brazenly cheat again after what they just went through, absolutely knowing that the Pittsburgh coaches would raise hell about it, right?
Innocent or Guilty is never what an appeal is about.,
And to be specific, the judge ruled that Brady was not given due process. That is the specific language.
Meaning, they basically found Brady innocent without any evidence.
Not a Brady fan, but i dont know if he is a cheat. Bellicheck sure is and seems to constantly cheat enough for the both of them though.
Did they? I wasn't watching the game, but everything I've read said that the NFL didn't force them to stop using their headsets during the game.
They didn't basically find him innocent. They ruled that the NFL bungled the investigation and overstepped their bounds with the punishment. Actual criminals can get off on technicalities like that if a judge rules that the cops/prosecution did their jobs wrong.
But again, in no way did the judge decide that Brady was innocent because that's not what he was asked to do.
And for a difference between Brady and Belichick, I don't know how anyone can think that in an atmosphere where your coach is telling you to do anything you can to win, even if it sometimes skirts the lines of the rules, that Brady might not decide that it was okay to fuck with the balls. Sure, the coach is at fault for establishing that culture, but that doesn't, in my mind, absolve Brady of guilt if he decides to cheat.
You are right worded it right, he found there was no evidence against Brady. The league over stepped there bounds with no evidence. You are never found innocent, just not guilty, which is technically different.
But the judge wasn't ruling on whether or not the NFL had enough evidence or whether he was innocent or guilty. It was all about whether the NFL had enforced a penalty greater than what the CBA allows. He ruled with Tom Brady that they had gone too far, so his suspension was vacated.
None of the cases between the NFL and their players have been about whether they had sufficient evidence in the cases. It's all been about whether the white knight has the legal authority under the CBA to punish his employees in the manner that he has done recently. So far the various judges that have reviewed these cases have decided that he has acted improperly, and have overturned the suspensions he enforced.
Agree. They'd have to be absolutely stupid to do this on purpose. Like mention, it gives them zero advantage given the rules when this happens. The other team also has to remove their headsets until the problem is solved.