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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Tom Brady’s suspension stands

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In the end, it wasn’t just that someone tinkered with the footballs. It was that the same someone destroyed his new cell phone. Linking one with the other, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the four-game suspension of New England quarterback Tom Brady on Tuesday. The question is how severely, if at all, will the cheating allegation affect the legacy of Brady, a four-time Super Bowl champion. Investigator Ted Wells found enough evidence that Brady had indeed affected the footballs, and…

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Did the NFL over-punish Tom Brady?

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Like most of us, I believe in punishment. Like most of us, I believe the NFL needs a tough guy in charge. But not this. Not strength with a lack of wisdom. Not toughness without judgment. Like most of us, I have applauded suspensions whenever they have occurred, and I have cursed those who dared to protest their sentences in the face of logic. The world is a loony bin, and sports along with it. We have lived through murderers…

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