I know everyone has DeflateGate fatigue but I've been meaning to make this observation all week. I think the end result of all of this will be Tom Brady will end up suing the NFL and that lawsuit will cost Roger Goodell (an a number of other NFL front office employees) their job(s).
Why do I think this? First because of the public relations optics and secondly, and more importantly, because of the facts.
Dave Garofalo does a masterful job on the "science" of the Wells Report. The long and the short of it is at best the Patriots had 3 balls just a tick under what was allowable. At worst - the Wells Report purposefully twisted the reporting in order to get the result the NFL wanted.
And no matter what happens at Brady's appeal of his suspension - Roger Goodell has put himself (and the NFL) in a no-win situation. If Goodell takes away all 4 games - he's basically saying the NFL was wrong in the first place and lawsuit from Brady will be like shooting fish in a barrel. If he reduces it to 1,2, or 3 games he will be daring Brady to sue him. If he keeps it at 4 games - a lawsuit is guaranteed. Roger Goodell has been in over his head since he took over as commissioner. This is going to be the final nail in his coffin.
And for all of you out there who are basing your opinion on a Patriots employee calling himself the "deflator" - explain this.