Twitter reacts to Patriots QB Tom Brady destroying phone, getting four-game suspension

BY Jimmy Traina • July 28, 2015

With the announcement on Tuesday that Tom Brady's four-game suspension for Deflategate will stand, Twitter did its thing.

The revelation that Brady destroyed his cell phone that the NFL wanted to check -- a phone which allegedly contained more than 10,000 text messages -- only added to the jokes, puns and memes that were flying at a rapid pace.

Here are some of the best tweets that we saw:

Some more information on the cellphone destruction, from the Associated Press:

(NFL Commissioner) Roger Goodell said the New England quarterback told an assistant to destroy Brady's cellphone on or just before March 6. Brady met with independent investigator Ted Wells on that day.

"He did so even though he was aware that the investigators had requested access to text messages and other electronic information that had been stored on that phone," Goodell said in his decision.

"During the four months that the cellphone was in use, Brady had exchanged nearly 10,000 text messages, none of which can now be retrieved from that device."

Calling the appeal process "a sham," Brady's agent, Don Yee, said Goodell "failed to ensure a fair process" in upholding the quarterback's four-game suspension.

The Patriots used the words "folly" and "incomprehensible" in their statement, then said they "unequivocally believe in and support Tom Brady."

Brady acknowledged in his testimony he was aware of investigators' request for information from the cellphone before he had it destroyed, the appeal decision said.



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