Tom Brady Needs to Help Get Roger Goodell Fired
Before I go off on how stupid Roger Goodell is and how insane the NFL is for thinking they have the right to suspend Tom Brady for 4 games let me bring to light the 2015 suspensions so far. The biggest one is the 4 game suspension of Greg Hardy. He was accused of assaulting and threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend and was suspended for 10 games. His ex-girlfriend never showed up to court for the appeal and he was never convicted so the suspension was reduced to 4 games. Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe, San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates, and New York Giants linebacker Victor Butler are suspended 4 games for violating the NFL performance enhancing drug policy. New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson is suspended 4 games for testing positive for marijuana for the second time and Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain for 4 games after failing a drug test for the fourth time. Saint Louis Rams running back Trey Watts suspended 4 games for violating the program for substances of abuse for the first time. Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith got 3 games for a DUI and Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion got 3 games for marijuana charges. Minnesota Vikings cornerback Jabari Price and Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'veon Bell both got 2 game suspensions for getting a DUI. Green Bay Packers defensive end Datone Jones, Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw, Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, and New England Patriots running back LeGarette Blount all got 1 game suspensions for marijuana possession. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gets a 4 game suspension for possibly being involve in deflating footballs in a game where the second half the game was dominated by the New England Patriots and the balls were fine. It had no effect on the outcome of the game and New England would have won any way. Every other suspension mentioned there was evidence that the player was involved in wrong doing, but they have zero evidence that Tom Brady was involved in anything. Go back and read the suspensions again and then read what Tom Brady was suspended for and it just sounds absolutely ridiculous.
My Cell Phone My Rules
The main base for Roger Goodell and the NFL's evidence is that Tom Brady would not turn over his cell phone. In fact it was discovered that he destroyed his cell phones days prior to an interview with the NFL hired Ted Wells. While I agree that it makes Tom Brady look guilty it still erases any actual proof they have that he had anything to do with deflating the footballs. I pay for my own cell phone with my own money. My employer is never allowed access to my cell phone for any reason ever. If they asked me for it and fired me because I refused I would sue the company for every penny I could. It is my cell phone and what I do with it is my personal business no matter what my employer says. The NFL has no right to an employee's personal cell phone for any reason ever. It is a violation of the employee's rights no matter how much they are paid or who they work for. The fact that Tom Brady did not cooperate with an NFL hired research firm is irrelevant. He does not have to hand over his cell phone to the NFL for any reason ever. They do not pay for his personal cell phone and they are not the federal government. The NFL is constantly over stepping its boundaries when it comes to players and what they are allowed to do. I am surprised the NFL is not sued more then they are already. They are not the government and Roger Goodell needs to stop acting like he owns the players in the NFL.
Roger Goodell Needs to Go
Roger Goodell had an interview with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his lawyer to discuss an appeal to the 4 game suspension. Roger Goodell waited 5 weeks to say he was upholding the suspension. Why the hell does it take Roger Goodell 5 weeks to come to a decision and then uphold the suspension any way? Does anybody else other then me think we deserve an answer from the NFL commissioner? Last time I checked the fans of the NFL are the ones who fund the multi billion dollar business. So why is Roger Goodell allowed to get away with such stupidity and not have to answer to any one for it? He needs some one to hold him accountable for his actions. You can't suspend someone for 4 games for beating your girlfriend and then suspend some one for four games for maybe being involved in deflating footballs. I know it is cheating, but is it as bad as taking steroids? Is it as bad being caught smoking marijuana for the second or third time? I just don't understand how an employer can make you lose 4 million dollars over a football with less air in it. The football was not flat at all. It was still what most would consider a fully filled football. It is insane that this is such a big deal. Other players get suspended for so much worse and it is a one and done news story. Why is Roger Goodell dragging this out? Why did he fine the New England Patriots when he has zero evidence that they were involved at all? Roger Goodell has become an insane dictator that needs to be dethroned desperately before he ruins the sacred game of football. He needs to abide by the same rules that every other CEO, manager, and owner does when it comes to business ethics. He needs to be fired and we all need to move on without him.