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Texans owner questions Brady's cooperation, says Watt wouldn't have destroyed phone
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Texans owner questions Brady's cooperation, says Watt wouldn't have destroyed phone
Tuesday September 1st, 2015

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair believes the NFL does not have convincing evidence in its Deflategate case against Tom Brady, he told a Texans radio station on Tuesday.

“Is there anything conclusive there? No, you don’t have any conclusive evidence,” McNair told SportsRadio 610.

However, he also said that all parties to the investigation—the NFL, the Patriots and Brady—could have handled the process better. McNair said the pivotal point of the process was when Brady and the Patriots failed to cooperate with Ted Wells, the NFL-commissioned investigator.

“I think if it was J.J. Watt, I think he would have been cooperative and it wouldn’t be a question,” McNair said. “I don’t think J.J. would destroy his cell phone.”

MCCANN: Five takeaways from final Brady hearing

Brady was suspended four games by the NFL for his alleged role in deflating footballs before the Patriots’ AFC Championship Game appearance in January. The NFL commissioned Wells to investigate the matter, and his report concluded Brady was at least ”generally aware” of the alleged deflation scheme.

The NFL in July asked a New York federal court to uphold Brady’s suspension. After the sides failed to reach a settlement, a ruling in the case is expected this week.

The defending Super Bowl champion Patriots open the NFL season on Sept. 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

- Rohan Nadkarni

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