The never-ending Deflategate scandal popped back into our lives earlier this year when it was announced New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady would be forced to miss the first four games of the 2016-17 NFL season after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit re-instated his suspension.
Most people have just wanted to move on with hopes of forgetting the debacle ever took place, but Warren B. Lessing, a 93-year-old World War II veteran, wanted to give the Second Circuit a big piece of his mind.
Apparently, Lessing sent an angry to the Second Circuit blasting their “stupid, asinine” ruling.
“While I did not expect a reply, I wrote a letter to Roger Goodell regarding [Brady’s suspension], as I am sure thousands of football fans did the same,” Mr. Lessing wrote, via Boston.com, “stating that I thought it was a stupid, asinine ruling. In the meantime you overrule the judge who rightfully, and sensibly, tried to put an end to it, so I am telling you the same thing.
“Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t this still the United States where a person is innocent until proven guilty? Tom Brady was never proven guilty. Don’t you have anything more important to do?”
Game. Set. Match.
But while we can appreciate Mr. Lessing’s efforts, the Second Circuit does have more important things to do, so they have likely moved on after making their decision like all of us should do.
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