You probably have heard by now. The NFL has meted out its justice for the DaflateGate scandal. Quarterback Tom Brady has been suspended for the first four games of 2015. The team was fined $1 million. They will lose a fist round draft pick next year and a fourth round draft pick the year after.
All of this stems from a postseason game in which the footballs the Patriots used were found to be underinflated. After a lengthy investigation, the Wells report found "it was more probable than not" the infraction occurred and Brady would have been aware of the situation. Essentially, the report found there was enough evidence to allow the league to be able to discipline Brady and the team if it wanted.
Brady has since appealed the suspension, so this is far from over.
There were Arizona Cardinals players who weighed in.
Cornerback Patrick Peterson was pleased with the league's decision.
Patrick Peterson (@RealPeterson21) May 11, 2015
This was after he speculated the league would probably do nothing.
I wonder what the @nfl is going to do about this new incident. Probably nothing!!!!— Patrick Peterson (@RealPeterson21) May 8, 2015
New Cardinals linebacker Sean Weatherspoon also weighed in, but also just enjoyed the ride watching the reactions of fans and analysts.
Do you guys see taking air out of the balls as an advantage? I do, there's a reason those balls were lower than regulation. #Deflategate— Sean Weatherspoon (@SeanWSpoon56) May 11, 2015
I think the suspension is warranted, they came down hard on the organization though. #Deflategate— Sean Weatherspoon (@SeanWSpoon56) May 11, 2015
Both teams don't use the same balls on Sunday's guys!— Sean Weatherspoon (@SeanWSpoon56) May 11, 2015
I love when Twitter blows up, I take cover in my living room while watching HBOGo! Bye!— Sean Weatherspoon (@SeanWSpoon56) May 11, 2015
There are a lot of opinions on the subject. Was there actual cheating? Is it cheating? Is what the league found enough to issue such discipline? Is it too much? Should a player be suspended four games for perhaps being involved with balls not having enough air?
That is the debate. Where do you stand?