The New England Patriots are firing back regarding the findings of the Wells Report. Taking their fight to the Internet, the Patriots have launched the site Wellsreportcontext.com where they have stated their disputes to multiple findings in the report.
The Patriots gave a nearly 20,000 word pointed rebuttal—prepared by attorney Daniel L. Goldberg—who represents the Patriots and was there during all of the personnel interviews that were conducted at the team’s facility.
“The conclusions of the Wells Report are, at best, incomplete, incorrect and lack context. The Report dismisses the scientific explanation for the natural loss of psi of the Patriots footballs by inexplicably rejecting the Referee’s recollection of what gauge he used in his pregame inspection. Texts acknowledged to be attempts at humor and exaggeration are nevertheless interpreted as a plot to improperly deflate footballs, even though none of them refer to any such plot.”
Interestingly enough, the website’s domain was registered 15 minutes before the suspension was made public. It makes us wonder how long the Patriots had the report in hand before the rest of us.
— Bryan Armen Graham (@BryanAGraham) May 14, 2015
Overall, the team concludes the report lacks context, is incorrect, and incomplete.
There’s also a “pee alibi” in there somewhere. That’s going to play extremely well in the appeals process.
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