“Tom is a great player—the greatest of all-time—no doubt about it,” the 1995 Heisman Trophy winner said. “But in this situation, I think he got away with murder.”
George added in the interview that he believes Brady had some involvement in the deflation of footballs used in the AFC championship game in January.
“The quarterback handles the ball more than anybody else,” George said. “He makes sure that they're the way he likes them, and to say that he didn't have any involvement in it, I find it very hard to believe that these ball boys did it on their own.”
George also took a shot at the Patriots' organization in the interview.
“Given the culture of the Patriots and what they've done in the past in terms of pushing the envelope on getting a competitive edge, I tend to believe [Brady] is in the wrong,” George said.
Brady's four-game suspension was nullified by federal judge Richard Berman in a ruling announced Thursday.
- Kayla Lombardo