Carson Palmer thinks Tom Brady should suffer the consequences for Deflategate.
NFL players aren’t too different from fans. Much like fans quickly grew weary of the Deflategate scandal, players did as well. Or at least Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer did. When asked about Tom Brady heading into Sunday night’s game against the New England Patriots, Palmer opened up about his disdain of the whole Deflategate scandal, via CSNNE.
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“I tried not to follow it just because it was everywhere for so long but I go back and you follow what the rule book says and go about your business and your work and if they tell you not to do it and you get busted and what happens happens then you suffer the consequences.”
It sounds like Palmer is carefree about the Deflategate scandal. However, at the end of the day, Palmer still thinks that Brady should suffer the consequences of his actions. Patriots fans likely won’t agree with Palmer, but he’s right.
Sure, the NFL’s evidence against Brady was sketchy at best. While they had circumstantial evidence, they didn’t have that much, nor did they have anything concrete. However, at some point, you have to suffer the consequences of your actions. Brady likely did not know that he was breaking the rules. In the end, it doesn’t matter because, well, he broke the rules.
It’s hard to feel bad for Brady considering that he isn’t losing much money. Brady specifically structured his deal so that if his four-game suspension was upheld, he wouldn’t lose much money. It wound up being a brilliant decision from Brady. Generally, everybody is happy Brady decided to take one for the team and end the Deflategate appeals farce.
Palmer likely didn’t make any friends in the northeast with his words, but for the most part, he’s right.