The NFL has suspended New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for four games for his role in the team’s “Deflategate” scandal.
The team has also been stripped of two draft picks and fined $1 million.
The NFL doled out this punishment because its investigation found that team locker room attendant Jim McNally likely released air from a set of game footballs used during the AFC Championship this past December.
The investigation concluded that player Tom Brady was likely “at least generally aware” of McNally’s activities. There’s no evidence Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick knew what was going on.
Under-inflated footballs are easier to play football with, and each team uses its own set of footballs.
The Patriots’ opponent – the Indianapolis Colts – wouldn’t have enjoyed the same advantage.
In the above video, “deflate-gate” is explained.