Report: Brady’s case at hearing wasn’t overly impressive to NFL

Despite earlier reports indicating Tom Brady did a bang-up job of stating his case, a new report says it didn't do enough to sway Roger Goodell.
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By NESN Staff

This shouldn’t come as much surprise, but it sounds like the NFL wasn’t totally blown away by Tom Brady’s testimony Tuesday.

Brady, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, was his own best ally at his suspension appeal hearing by giving “explanations in all areas,” but ProFootballTalk.com reported Wednesday that Brady’s performance wasn’t perfect.

A league source told PFT’s Mike Florio that “Brady simply reiterated his denial regarding any involvement or knowledge” in the Deflatgate controversy. Additionally, Florio writes that “When pressed on certain facts relating to Brady’s potential knowledge or involvement, the answers were regarded by some in the room (i.e., some who aren’t paid to exonerate Brady) as not entirely credible.”

Also according to PFT, Brady’s main defense centered around attacking the Wells Report’s science.

Again, this shouldn’t be very surprising. Brady’s camp and the NFL obviously want to get their side of the story out there — at least to an extent, given any sort of confidentiality agreement — and those are going to be slanted sides to the story.

As has been the case with this entire ongoing saga, we’re left to just sit and wait for everything to be resolved.

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