Pats Owner Robert Kraft -- BLASTS NFL ... League Screwed Tom Brady
Pats Owner Robert KraftBLASTS NFLLeague Screwed Tom Brady
7/15/2016 12:21 PM PT
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft just unloaded on the NFL -- claiming its treatment of Tom Brady has been horrible, unjust and unfair.
Kraft just issued a statement blasting Tom's upcoming 4-game suspension for his role in Deflategate.
"The penalty imposed by the NFL was unprecedented, unjust and unreasonable, especially given that no empirical or direct evidence of any kind showed Tom did anything to violate League rules prior to, during or after the 2015 AFC Championship Game."
He added, "I am most frustrated that Tom was denied his right to a fair and impartial process."
Kraft also took another shot at the investigation -- calling it "flawed and biased from the start" and noting it "has been discredited nearly unanimously by accredited academics and scientists. "
"What Tom has had to endure throughout this 18-month ordeal has been, in my opinion, as far removed from due process as you could ever expect in this country."
"From day one, I have believed in Tom and given him my unwavering support in his pursuit to rightfully clear his name of any wrongdoing. That support extends throughout our organization and has only grown more steadfast as the preponderance of scientific evidence has exonerated Tom. Unfortunately, this stopped being about air pressure a long time ago."
"This entire process has indelibly taken a toll on our organization, our fans and most importantly, Tom Brady."
"His reluctant decision to stop pursuing further action and to put this situation behind him is what he feels is best for the team in preparation for this season and is fully supported by me and our entire organization."
"Our full focus now is on making the upcoming season a memorable one for all of our fans."