Tom Brady…New England Patriots…Show them some RESPECT!
♪♪ ” I ain’t gonna do you wrong… While you’re gone…(Ooh) [Harder, louder!] Ain’t gonna do you wrong… (Ooh) ‘Cause I don’t wanna…”♪♪ People are you feeling for this guy or what? This “Deflate-gate” and how it has been handled up to this point is nothing shy of egregious! All we ask for is that you look into this particular situation the same way — that we should be looking at and obeying our rule of law.
♪♪”(Ooh) All I’m askin’… (Ooh) Is for a little respect… (Just a little bit) Baby… (Just a little bit) Yeah”♪♪ Ewe! how those sweet yet ultimate words comin’ from Athrea Franklin’s hit “RESPECT” resonate in my ears every time in some way the press or electronic media start up with Deflate-gate and followed by Brady did this, Brady did that, it is just sickening!
So let’s look at what rights a person has in this situation and as good stewards let’s examine the right and responsibility of any party involved. Oh! Just an important matter to be cleared up: Has anyone reading this actually touched any of the 12 footballs in question? Didn’t think so. Ah, but no digression here…
Let’s just start with the Amendment IV which of course establishes being protected by search and seizure of all kinds into one’s personal effects without just cause or a court issued warrant. Furthermore, in Amendment V is where we find the “rights of the accused.” First and foremost the writing of the Amendment starts with “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous, crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury. It is also in this Amendment that guarantees that any person cannot be placed in jeopardy or in any criminal case one cannot be a witness against himself.”
Okay then…did or did not Tom Brady with all openness stand before a press conference on Tuesday January 20, 2015? Brady answered every question put before him. Rather than take the man at his word or reputation, we have now the abusive press corps rendering their opinions pursuant to the answers given forthwith by Brady.
Here are some issues where the press is obviously incorrect: #1- Has anyone tested the weighing unit held by the home team or the actual field referee? Not that we know of. #2- Who or what player of the Indianapolis Colts complained about a ball — during a game and what pressure did the referee have placed on him to immediately weigh that particular football. #3- All things considered, no one at a football game touches the football more than a head linesman and field judge.
We would love to ask #4- from the time of Mr. Brady’s final inspection of the balls to be used, how are these items secured? #5- How many people have literally access to the footballs? #6- As an example we present the logistical rules surrounding the special K-ball? From the NFL rulebook. #7- It states that they remain under lock and key and are always secured by someone. All of this hype for a kicker–no doubt responding from kickers who love kicking round balls for accuracy.
We have just introduced and provided seven points that should have already been checked for accuracy, security, accountability, and even responsibility. Now would the press please leave this alone?