OT - Report concludes Patriots probably cheated, Brady aware

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    I can't wait to see how the Patriots Dynasty* is viewed in 20 years when people look back on their 3 Super Bowl victories*.
     
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    How come everyone is blaming Brady and not Bellichek? Because Wells said he had no knowledge? Remember this?

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    This was being discussed on the radio today. Probable is the language used in the NFL Code of Conduct documentation. Think of the term in the same way as the courts use the phrase "beyond a reasonable doubt."
     
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    - Roger Goodell
     
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    Think of it, I suggest, as the court use of the phrase 'preponderance of evidence', which is the highest threshold for a circumstantial case.
     
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    I'm SHOCKED, SHOCKED to find that the report was released AFTER the draft, so that NE wouldn't have to forfeit a pick or two.
     
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    Was thinking the same thing.
     
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    That is exactly what the NFL uses it is not a court of law, but uses the same rules as a civil case. That is to say that is more likely than not.
     
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    The punishment would have been handed down after the draft regardless. If draft picks are going to be forfeited it wouldn't have been in 2015. If anything, it would have been better from the Patriots perspective to lose picks in 2015 when they had the last pick each round vs losing them in a future draft.

    The NFL probably waited until after the draft so that the focus would be on the incoming rookies, rather than have most of the discussion during the draft be about the Patriots.
     
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    Bounties for intentionally injuring opponents or deflated footballs.

    I wonder which one is more impactful...
     
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    that question is actually very debatable but likely unanswerable... the point however is valid. The league told the saints and sean payton that basically a head coach should be aware and responsible for everything going on with his team, players, and staff..........the league then held sean payton responsible by suspending him from the league for a year....and they should do the exact same thing to Bilicheat

    oh,...and it was payton's first offense....billy has been caught cheating before....
     
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    The NFL needs to stop being inconsistent when it comes to cheating or breaking the rules. Regardless of what it is or who it is - if a rule is violated or they are found cheating it needs to be dealt with.

    IMO this type of inconsistency from the commissioner is tarnishing the league and it starts to make me wonder why I continue to renew my season tickets. I know if I don't... someone else will take them - it is not like the NFL needs me or cares about my approval of the NFL... but enough of the inconsistent BS.

    The Patriots cheated... and have been caught... not just once... yet a "regular" player can be suspended for a year for smoking weed and we will see what/if anything happens to Brady, Coach B. or Kraft.
     
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    I find it interesting that there are people comparing money being paid for injuring players to letting a portion of air out of a football.
     

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