Mark Cuban predicts $1 million fine for Patriots over Deflategate
MAY 7, 12:18a ET | Samantha Hyde
Rotowire: May 6 / 12:38p ET
News: Following the release of Ted Wells' report, which notes that "it is more probable than not" that Patriots locker room personnel deflated footballs during the AFC Championship Game, ESPN's Adam Schefter suggests that Brady could face league discipline, the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: It remains to be seen, what, if any discipline Brady might face from the league, but ESPN.com suggests via Schefter that a call on that front could be "days" away. The Wells' report concludes that "based on the evidence, it also is our view that it is more probable than not that Brady was at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities of Jim McNally (Officials Locker Room attendant) and John Jastremski (equipment assistant for the Patriots) involving the release of air from Patriots game balls." Brady is coming off a 2014 regular season in which he threw for 4,109 passing yards to go along with 33 TDs and nine picks in 16 games for the eventual Super Bowl Champions.
StatsLLC: May 6 / 12:00a ET
News: An NFL investigation has found that New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs and that Brady was "at least generally aware" of the rules violations.
Impact: The NFL began the investigation after the Patriots won the AFC Championship game in January, when the Indianapolis Colts complained that several footballs were under inflated.