My study of the DeflateGate saga, broken in to five parts, has left me to a few conclusions.
1) Yes, something happened. Even if it really gave some sort of competitive edge is to be determined, but it happened and it can’t be left alone, mainly due to the expansive media coverage it received.
2) The punishment far exceeded any reasonable thought. The lack of evidence against Brady and the Patriots, the lack of ability to know if Ted Wells was truly an independent and unbiased investigator, and the ignorance and lack of attention of the claim before this all happened, and the lack of claims before the one the Colts made, as well as to the past events that were of similar nature and the precedents set by the prior events all add up to one thing: a witch hunt. Something needed to be done, sure, a few fines, loss…
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