In a statement released Thursday morning, Don Yee called the report "a significant and terrible disappointment," saying it omits "key facts and lines of inquiry" -- including almost all of Brady's testimony from a day-long interview with the investigators -- and that "much of the report's vulnerabilities are buried in the footnotes."
"For reasons unknown, the Wells report omitted nearly all of Tom's testimony, most of which was critical because it would have provided this report with the context that it lacks," Yee wrote. "Mr. Wells promised back in January to share the results of this investigation publicly, so why not follow through and make public all of the information gathered and let the public draw its own conclusions?"
The Wells report, which came out Wednesday after nearly four months of interviews as well as a review of texts and security camera footage, stated that it was "more probable than not" that two Patriots employees were involved in a deliberate effort to break the rules and Brady "was at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities."
Brady has yet to comment publicly on the report. He is slated to be interviewed by reporter Jim Gray on Thursday night in a previously scheduled event at Salem State University.
Yee pointed out in his statement that the NFL "is a significant client of the investigators' law firm," which leads him to the conclusion that "this was not an independent investigation and the contents of the report bear that out.
"This report contains significant and tragic flaws, and it is common knowledge in the legal industry that reports like this generally are written for the benefit of the purchaser," Yee wrote.
He also accused the league of "perpetuating a sting operation" against the Patriots after being tipped off by the
Here is Yee's statement in its entirety: