Wow, what a ride it has been. After all of the lies, criticism, and personal attacks directed at Tom Brady, he has been exonerated and we are now free to move one.
But that's something that is not going to happen.
After months upon months of overreaction, lies from reporters and the league, and all of the other nonsense that Patriots' fans have been through since the "scandal" first started, there is no way this fan base is going to forget what happened anytime soon.
The NFL orchestrated a setup due to personal biases and flat-out jealousy, and it took a federal judge and taxpayer money to fix the NFL's incompetence. The legacy of the greatest player to every put on the pads is now diminished in the eyes of many due to an effort by an organization trying to make up for past failures.
Amidst all of the questions about his integrity and all of the attacks on his character, Tom Brady could not have handled the situation any better.
Rather than bow up and defend himself against all of the ridiculous claims, Brady decided to keep his mouth shut and let the process play out. He fought the NFL all the way to the end, and brought Roger Goodell to his knees.
If you look at many of the people attacking Tom Brady, it gets to a point where you begin laughing. What gives Ryan Clark, Shannon Sharpe, Jerry Rice, Torrey Smith, and other former/current players and media members the right to attack the character of another man with no basis whatsoever? Most of them have one thing in common; they either consistently lose/lost to Brady and the Patriots, or Brady has completely blown their accomplishments out of the water.
Just imagine any of those guys in the position Brady was put in. If Jerry Rice was having his character and legacy ripped to shreds over lies and agendas, you think he would quietly sit back and fight it the right way? Not a chance. Same can be said for Clark, Sharpe, Smith, and all of Brady's other critics. Brady fought the decision as aggressively as possible without losing his temper and bashing others publicly, but you aren't going to hear that side of the story, because that doesn't fit the NFL agenda.
Now that Tom Brady has been exonerated by a federal court, it's time to watch him fight just as hard on the field. Rice, Sharpe, Clark, and others may not know, but every attack they directed in the direction of Tom Brady will only make him a better player.
If you think the Patriots were dominant after "SpyGate," you haven't seen anything yet.
Brady Is Free.
By Jacob Young, @Jacob_BBS