This story gets better by the day.
On Thursday morning, the New England Patriots tweeted out a link to wellsreportcontext.com, a website that seeks to address issues the team has with the Wells Report. The Wells Report was a 243-page report that found that Patriots QB Tom Brady had a “more probable than not” involvement with the Deflategate scandal.
The Patriots actually made a website about it.
From the site:
The conclusions of the Wells Report are, at best, incomplete, incorrect and lack context. The Report dismisses the scientific explanation for the natural loss of psi of the Patriots footballs by inexplicably rejecting the Referee’s recollection of what gauge he used in his pregame inspection. Texts acknowledged to be attempts at humor and exaggeration are nevertheless interpreted as a plot to improperly deflate footballs, even though none of them refer to any such plot. There is no evidence that Tom Brady preferred footballs that were lower than 12.5 psi and no evidence anyone even thought that he did. All the extensive evidence which contradicts how the texts are interpreted by the investigators is simply dismissed as “not plausible.” Inconsistencies in logic and evidence are ignored.
The website’s annotations to the report were prepared by Daniel L. Goldberg, a senior partner in the Boston office of Morgan Lewis. Goldberg, the site says, “represented the Patriots and was present during all of the interviews of Patriots personnel conducted at Gillette Stadium.”
It’s clear the Patriots are not taking Brady’s suspension of four games, loss of draft picks, and $1 million fine sitting down. Brady has hired attorneys and will appeal his suspension, and the Patriots are fighting back.
Doing so publicly is a heck of a strategy, and the NFL will continue to do what it does best — stay in the headlines.
Go check out the website. It has all sorts of gems.