Patriots QB Tom Brady mocks Deflategate in new advertisement
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is featured in a new commercial from Foot Locker in which he makes fun of Deflategate.
This season, Brady was suspended four games without pay by the NFL after being accused of having a hand in deliberately deflating footballs during the 2014 AFC Championship Game. The Patriots went on the win the Super Bowl two weeks later.
The legal process went on for more than a year before a court rejected his appeal to have the suspension overturned. NFL Players Association dropped its appeal last month, bringing the case to a close.
In the commercial released Wednesday morning, Brady overhears two fans in a diner talking about business success and lets loose on perceived unfair punishments.
"Just because something is great year after year, doesn't mean anything is going on," Brady says to the fans. "Why can't some things just be great? It starts with questions and then questions turn into assumptions and then assumptions turn into vacations. So why would you punish the Week of Greatness for something that never even happened?"
Brady has won four of his five starts since coming back from suspension. He has completed 73% of his passes for 1,635 yards with 12 touchdowns and one interception and is the NFL's highest-rated passer.
– Scooby Axson