This is the only thing you are saying that is relevant to Brady's suspension. He wasn't suspended for cheating, or for how much PSI his balls had
. He was suspended for not cooperating with the league in the investigation. Brady could have handled this whole thing differently and the issue would have gone away with a minor slap on the hand. HE chose to make it a major issue.
Riiiiight. You're a Seahawks fan so no matter what's said you'll never believe it.
What else could he have done. He *DID* co-operate, but it's hard to do *everything* when you move the goal posts? He did offer Ted Wells to let them go through his phone with him present even though the phone was broken. He actually asked a few times and when Ted Well said they didn't need it because they had everything, he then destroyed the phone. He even told them he was going to do it!
Why'd he destroy the phone? For starters, so nobody could get any personal data off of it. Before you say "bull" keep in mind that in real life I'm an IT guy. It's trivial to recover data on a phone when you know how to do it. We also tend to look at these things from only our point of view and from our point of view it seems excessive and that the only reason is because there's something to hide.
As an IT guy *I personally* do destroy my phones when I'm done with them. I keep financial data on them and even if you use the factory erase function on them, it's still possible to recover for a determined person.
After he did it, that's when good ol' Roger wanted to see the phone.
You're right something stinks, but it's not what you think it is.
BTW you can read about the ruling on ESPN of all places:
Tom Brady of New England Patriots has four-game suspension for Deflategate reinstated by appeals court
The key paragraph here:
"We are pleased the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled today that the Commissioner properly exercised his authority under the collective bargaining agreement to act in cases involving the integrity of the game," the NFL said in a statement. "That authority has been recognized by many courts and has been expressly incorporated into every collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and NFLPA for the past 40 years."
Again, it's all about their authority. It's nothing about whether or not he was guilty of anything. If the court upheld the vacancy it'd put the whole collective bargaining agreement into jeopardy.
You're thinking about all of this under the umbrella of "right vs wrong". You have to think about it as a corporate douche and upholding power (and God knows I work with enough of those douches to understand their thinking. :D ).