This is it.
The ruling we have all been waiting weeks for since New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady appealed the NFL-mandated four-game suspension he received for his alleged role in the “Deflategate” scandal.
Commissioner Roger Goodell ruled against Brady and upheld his four-game suspension after news broke that Brady allegedly destroyed his own cellphone soon after the “Deflategate” investigation started taking place.
The matter is far from over, as Brady and his attorneys will likely take his case to the federal courts.
However, for now, let’s enjoy some of the social and news media reactions from the appeal ruling.
An angry Brady won’t be a fun Brady.
Oh NFL, you just made Tom Brady angry. You won’t like him when he’s angry.
— Fitzy (@FitzyGFY) July 28, 2015
This is how you get a new phone.
If your Internet goes down today, it’s Brady’s fault.
Tom Brady broke Twitter. Just like he broke his cell phone.
Tom Brady is clearly anti-American.
— Vincent Frank (@VincentFrankNFL) July 28, 2015
Anyone see Brady at the Apple store ordering his new phone?
Tom Brady will be so shocked when he finally gets a new phone and hears this news.
— Jim Rome (@jimrome) July 28, 2015
Brady’s life really stinks.
Like Jamie Foxx says “blame it on the alcohol.”
At least your fantasy team isn’t completely ruined.
— FantasyLeagueGM (@JOBOOZOSO) July 28, 2015
Andrew Luck is in luck. Ironic how this all started with these two teams.
— Sunday Night Football (@SNFonNBC) July 28, 2015
Still in denial.
This is so stupid! We have more serious crimes going on..
— Jen (@Jensosinfull) July 28, 2015
still unacceptable that both tom brady and greg hardy have 4 game suspensions. guh.
— kelly cohen (@ByKellyCohen) July 28, 2015
How did this get leaked?
Just throw Gronk under the bus..
Someone probably needs to consult with the teen market on this stat.
Tom Brady had almost 10,000 text messages in 4 months on this cell phone. Have no idea if that is normal – or how many I use in that span
— Sean Leahy (@leahysean) July 28, 2015
Tony Romo’s face today when he realizes he won’t have to face Tom Brady in Week 5.
Gisele is left cleaning up her husband’s mess.
Tom Brady's suspension will cost him $1.88M, or what Gisele makes every two weeks, according to @forbes.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 28, 2015
We will leave it at that.
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