Tom Brady is guilty of being "at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities” of two New England Patriots employees.
At least that's what criminal lawyer Ted Wells and his team of investigators determined after investigating Deflategate for the better part of four months.
In a report released earlier this week, Wells stated that it was “more probable than not” that two Patriots employees were involved in a deliberate effort to underflate the team's game balls for the AFC championship in January and Brady knew about the effort to some extent.
The NFL is contemplating possible punishments. But what is the penalty for being "at least generally aware" of something? Is there language in the collective bargaining agreement about that.
Brady's pristine image could be forever tarnished by all this. Is that punishment enough? Or should his wallet take a hit? Or maybe the whole team should suffer by losing their superstar quarterback for a game or more?