Tom Brady's emails reveal little about Deflategate
The emails, published by the Boston Globe, were submitted with other documents in the NFL Players Association’s refiled lawsuit over Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate that was upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
More than 1,400 pages of his emails from last September through March from Brady’s team account with the Patriots are available through PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) and were entered into evidence in the case.
The emails provide nothing in terms of a scheme to deflate footballs. Brady is scheduled to appear with Goodell at a court-ordered settlement hearing Aug. 12 in New York City, in an attempt to get the suspension overturned.
When asked about ESPN commentator Mark Brunell, who was critical of Brady and the Patriots because of Deflategate, Brady said, “He’s a patriot hater. They all are!!!!”
Assistant US attorney Eric Christofferson contacted Brady after his press conference on Jan. 22, when he said he had nothing to do with the deflating of football in the team’s AFC Championship victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
“The sanctimonious finger wagging over deflation might be the most absurd thing I have seen the media do, which is saying something,” Christofferson wrote. “Some of the questions TB was asked today were more obnoxious than a congressional hearing.”
One of Brady’s family members forwarded Brady an article from Grantland.com about his rivalry with Manning, detailing how both future Hall of Famers are nearing the end of their careers.
“Thanks popa. I’ve got another 7 or 8 years left. He has 2,” Brady replied. “That’s the final chapter. Game on.” Brady threw for 333 yards and four touchdowns in a 43-21 rout over Denver.
There were hundreds of pages of emails of game planning between him and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, which were all redacted, along with any sensitive information.
He also communicated with representatives from designer Tom Ford about shoes and his preference for polos with rugby fabric.
Brady’s emails also reveal him spending time skiing in Montana after New England’s Super Bowl victory over the Seattle Seahawks, looking for townhouses in the Boston area, playing golf at Augusta National Golf Club, and spending $8,500 on a pool cover. - Scooby Axson
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