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No Patriots fines for last week’s pregame fracas

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 02: Jacoby Brissett #7 of the New England Patriots warms up before a game with Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on October 2, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) Getty Images

A trio of Bills were fined for a pregame scuffle last Sunday, prior to the game against the Patriots. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, not a single Patriots player or employee was fined.

The outcome suggests that the league office saw the Bills as entirely responsible for the fight, by specifically targeting quarterback Jacoby Brissett for a shove that sparked the brouhaha.

No flags were thrown because the incident occurred before officials entered the field. They typically arrive 50 minutes before kickoff.

Some have questioned whether the Bills coaching staff directly or indirectly instigated the incident, as part of an effort to intimidate Brissett. Whether that did or didn’t happen, whatever the Bills did last Sunday apparently worked.

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  1. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Oct 9, 2016 10:11 AM

    I had too turn the pregame shows off I could not take hearing about how mad Brady is and watch another one of his animated celebrations and I have come to the conclusion he only has 3 Super Bowl victories and the guy who made the interception against Seattle has 1 ,, enough of him already !

  2. riraider says: Oct 9, 2016 10:15 AM

    Pats had zero fight in them last week. Both before and during the game.

  3. sonhoodoo says: Oct 9, 2016 10:21 AM

    So the Bills cheated to win. I knew it.

  4. mikeytoth says: Oct 9, 2016 10:24 AM

    And rightfully so. Dirty tactics by the bills. Low class.

  5. lusdawg says: Oct 9, 2016 10:26 AM

    3rd string QB with torn thumb tendon requiring surgery… yeah, it was the intimidation that was the issue…

  6. jchipwood says: Oct 9, 2016 10:28 AM

    Weather only affects ball pressure in New England.

  7. marmac2768 says: Oct 9, 2016 10:32 AM

    Yeah! God forbid that the Bills do anything illegal to try to win a game!!
    (tongue firmly in cheek alert)

  8. ikeclanton says: Oct 9, 2016 10:36 AM

    The Patriots success affects the pressure in some people’s heads

  9. intentionallywidenberg says: Oct 9, 2016 10:37 AM

    All Brisset did was run along the sideline at an inappropriate time, so I’d be surprised if he got fined.

    I was a little surprised that Blanton got fined. And I suppose, a tiny bit surprised that with Blanton fined, that Martin(?) wasn’t.
    Williams needed to get hammered after hitting coaches who were breaking things up. That was way out of line.

  10. exinsidetrader says: Oct 9, 2016 10:39 AM

    Bills had more heart than the Pats last week. Undeniable.

  11. senky3 says: Oct 9, 2016 10:40 AM

    for all of you pat fans that call the bills classless for shoving your 3rd string qb, learn football pregame. i have read post from you in other articles on this that you said they were on their sideline when they got shoved. in pregame you dont have a sideline, you have half the field, one side of the fifty is team a, the other side is team b. Next thing is that football players are told from high school on, DO NOT walk through drills. yet this rookie did, twice. he deserved to get shoved. i guess in a way you are right about blaming rex for this incident. i am sure he has, in the past, yelled about people walking through drills, all coaches do. by the way, i coached high school football so yes i do know that we preach against walking through drills.

  12. unoduotres says: Oct 9, 2016 10:40 AM

    chipwood, Does the weather pressure affect your mind?

  13. tylawspick6 says: Oct 9, 2016 10:43 AM

    how does rex ryan not get fined heavily for all of his actions last week?

  14. pastabelly says: Oct 9, 2016 10:43 AM

    The Patriots lost because they only threw the ball three times in the first half and let themselves get behind. Whether it related to going with a third string quarterback, an injured quarterback, or anything else, Belichick coached a poor game and the team came out flat. Of course, there was no reason why any of the Patriots should be fined unless you can fine them for playing a lousy game.

    It will be nice to watch the real Patriots play today and Brady throw the ball 30 to 35 times. That’s the team that has beaten the Bills 26 of the last 27 times. Oh, and if the Bills try bumping Tom Brady during pregame, I would expect that player to be flattened along with Rex Ryan.

  15. tedmurph says: Oct 9, 2016 10:44 AM

    That makes up for the draft picks and 4 gms. Cool TVincent, we’ll call it a wash.

  16. 6ball says: Oct 9, 2016 10:45 AM

    .
    The Patriots had one QB with an injured thumb. Even the slightest aggravation could have put him out of the game. It’s the type of antic you’d expect at the collegiate level.
    .

  17. wwwmattcom says: Oct 9, 2016 10:48 AM

    This is smart. Don’t fine them for this. Hit them when it counts.

  18. nsideindy says: Oct 9, 2016 10:49 AM

    Typical – – the league goes easy on the Patriots again.

  19. spillertime21 says: Oct 9, 2016 10:49 AM

    Running thru the bills warm-ups after the bills repeatedly asked them not to.
    Bush league move. But what else do you expect from a Belli-cheat coached team

  20. tonebones says: Oct 9, 2016 10:52 AM

    Once again, the Patriots get preferential treatment from Roger Goodell. Brady should have gotten at least a full year suspension for cheating, and now the league looks the other way. Or maybe they feel like the thumping by Buffalo was enough punishment. I guess now all the other teams will know how to rattle the Patriots. I’m just kidding. I thought I’d get the New England lunatic fans’ blood pumping a little bit.

  21. jag1959 says: Oct 9, 2016 10:56 AM

    jchipwood says:
    Oct 9, 2016 10:28 AM
    Weather only affects ball pressure in New England.
    _______________

    Completely off point here, your obsession is frightening. But yes, the laws of physics do not apply anywhere else and that fully explains why the league rushed to publish the PSI numbers they collected last year. Anyone that believes the NFL’s pursuit of deflategate had anything to do with the PSI in footballs need look no further than how the Brady/Peterson precedents were used to compel the AJ 4 to do interviews to see what it was really about. Everything else is just smoke and mirrors.

  22. webofbelief says: Oct 9, 2016 10:59 AM

    Honestly, I’m surprised the league and owners didn’t try to use this as an excuse to steal more draft picks from the Patriots, but I think they’re finally starting to clue in to the fact that their vendetta is not working and is, in fact, having the opposite effect.

  23. bkostela says: Oct 9, 2016 11:03 AM

    Pats fans quiet since this doesnt fit the narrative yhat the league is out to get them…

  24. tylawspick6 says: Oct 9, 2016 11:03 AM

    since gillette stadium opened, as a season ticket holder, that is where the pats players warm up and come out, namely the qbs who run with brady.

    rex knew it and told them to go way over to that side just like he told his jets players to form a wall on the sideline to attempt to injure the opponent in tripgate.

    how goodell continues to escape giving preferential treatment so obviously so, college graduates with high iq’s, will never know.

    rex = repeat offender

  25. thetooloftools says: Oct 9, 2016 11:04 AM

    The Browns are going to bust New England in the face today and shock the world.

  26. FoozieGrooler says: Oct 9, 2016 11:13 AM

    The league is beginning to feel sorry for the Patriots, with their forever tainted legacy and all, and didn’t see the need to pile on.

  27. The Truth says: Oct 9, 2016 11:15 AM

    Nice move Mr. Goodell no need to bang them for that incident they’ll do something much worse later in the year

  28. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Oct 9, 2016 11:15 AM

    Rex Ryan laid the blue print on how to beat the patriots last week !

  29. The Truth says: Oct 9, 2016 11:18 AM

    @tylawspick6 A Patsies**** fan with a high IQ is an oxymoron

  30. carloswlassiter says: Oct 9, 2016 11:20 AM

    thetooloftools says:
    Oct 9, 2016 11:04 AM

    The Browns are going to bust New England in the face today and shock the world.
    ———————————————————–
    I actually agree that Cleveland will put up a very tough game. They’ve been competitive this year, on the road, and I expect them to be better at home.

  31. maust1013 says: Oct 9, 2016 11:25 AM

    elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    Oct 9, 2016 11:15 AM
    Rex Ryan laid the blue print on how to beat the patriots last week !
    ================

    Yep they cracked the code: Catch them with a 3rd string QB in need of thumb surgery, rough him up pregame thus intimidating McDaniels into only running three pass plays in the first half .

    We really need a better class of troll

  32. carloswlassiter says: Oct 9, 2016 11:25 AM

    elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    Oct 9, 2016 10:11 AM

    I have come to the conclusion he only has 3 Super Bowl victories
    ———————————————————–
    Wow, that’s quite a criticism saying that a guy only has 3 SB titles which even if true would be more than all but one QB in the history of the league.

    But you do realize he set a bunch of passing records in that Seahawk game against a great defense and brought NE from behind to give them the lead, right?

  33. dlc1224 says: Oct 9, 2016 11:26 AM

    can someone call ESPN and tell them nobody cares how mad brady is, they act as if he can actually beat someone up lol

  34. thejesusofcool says: Oct 9, 2016 11:29 AM

    No fines? Another prime example of how horrific the league treats the Pats.

  35. LyinRogerMustGo says: Oct 9, 2016 11:29 AM

    The NFL knows their place at the feet of the 4 time World Champions and their superior fans.🙂

    #BowToUS
    #WeOwnEachAndEveryOneOfYou
    #KissTheFeetOfYourMasters
    #PuckerUpButtercups

  36. theringisthething says: Oct 9, 2016 11:32 AM

    nsideindy says –

    Typical – – the league goes easy on the Patriots again.

    Have you been cryogenically frozen since January 2015?

  37. carloswlassiter says: Oct 9, 2016 11:33 AM

    elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    Oct 9, 2016 11:15 AM

    Rex Ryan laid the blue print on how to beat the patriots last week !
    ———————————————————
    Play the when they have an injured 3rd string QB in the game?

  38. jrossizzle says: Oct 9, 2016 11:34 AM

    But But But that’s impossible because Big Bad Wadger hates the Pats wants them lose.
    We have to stop a team that’s won 1 bowl in 10 years.
    Gift wrapped by Pete Carroll

  39. Bubbalicious says: Oct 9, 2016 11:37 AM

    Browns 31 Patriots 6 – Brady goes down hurt and onto IR!

  40. factpurveyor says: Oct 9, 2016 11:38 AM

    jchipwood says:
    Oct 9, 2016 10:28 AM

    Weather only affects ball pressure in New England.

    —————————————————————-

    Then please explain why a the PSI can be seen dropping in footballs in a video made in Pittsburg by a Steelers fan when the footballs are put in a refrigerator.

    Anyone can search for a video online using the title: “Deflate Gate & Why Science Says the Patriots Did Not Tamper With Footballs” and figure out that you are wrong.

  41. classyjacklambert says: Oct 9, 2016 11:39 AM

    The league always lets the pats off

  42. j0esixpack says: Oct 9, 2016 11:39 AM

    Well, sure the Bills instigated that

    This is their Super Bowl and if they could to take out or at least rattle a rookie 3rd string QB leaving the Patriots with none, they might have a chance to win!

    As it turned out, the Bufflo Bills really ARE better than the Patriots 3rd string injured QB and thus, have won their “Super Bowl”

    Ironically I don’t think Brissett was even born the last time the Bills made it to the Super Bowl – or perhaps even the playoffs

    Enjoy the “Better than the Patriots 3rd String” Banner Buffalo!

  43. dbb508 says: Oct 9, 2016 11:39 AM

    I agree, the Brady is mad hype is ridiculous. Brady might end up being mad when he is knocked flat on his back a few times. He would be so mad he would start screaming like a little girl. He will be running over to the officials demanding flags. Enough of the Brady hype. 99% of us in the country are sick of it,

  44. The Truth says: Oct 9, 2016 11:39 AM

    @lyinrogermustgo, their ” superior” fans ??? They looked like titanic passengers shoving each other out of the way getting to the exits last week. Lol

  45. chippys lost binky says: Oct 9, 2016 11:40 AM

    dlc1224 says:
    Oct 9, 2016 11:26 AM
    can someone call ESPN and tell them nobody cares how mad brady is, they act as if he can actually beat someone up lol
    +++++++++++

    So you’re not someone? Doubt they would take a call from a child seriously and no adult watches bspn unless they have a game on.

  46. factpurveyor says: Oct 9, 2016 11:41 AM

    A few problems with the NFL comparing the PSI drops in the Colts footballs to those of the Patriots:

    • The NFL didn’t consider the fact that the 4 Colts footballs were allowed to warm up indoors while the 11 Patriots footballs were being measured twice.

    • The NFL didn’t consider the fact that the footballs belonging to the 2 teams were treated differently during the game. The Colts footballs were being kept dry in a bag for much of the 1st half while the Patriots footballs were getting rained on. Evaporative cooling makes things that are wet get colder. This would make a more significant drop in PSI.

    • It is also known that when leather gets wet it can stretch. Tests have shown that leather footballs can increase in volume up to 3%. This means that the same amount of air is now held in a larger container. That’s another way for PSI to drop in addition to the drop from the lower temperature.

    • The NFL didn’t consider the fact that the Colts were the visiting team. This means that their footballs were outside prior to being measured prior to the game. This means that they would have been colder and would not drop in temperature as much and lose as much PSI.

    So without considering any of these differences and without understanding the IGL and with a conclusion already made the NFL went after the Patriots using the media as a weapon. Broadcasting red herrings about a text message and a replaced telephone to distract people from the fact that nobody let any air out of footballs.

    Once the NFL realized that they were wrong they doubled down on stupid and abused the court system and spun the story through the media.

    The NFL is now committed to the farce and is keeping the PSI information secret that they collected during the 2015 season because it shows what those that understand science already know. Footballs always lose PSI when taken outdoors on cold days.

  47. flash1287 says: Oct 9, 2016 11:41 AM

    The Truth says:
    Oct 9, 2016 11:15 AM
    Nice move Mr. Goodell no need to bang them for that incident they’ll do something much worse later in the year

    It must suck for you to know the Patriots are better than whatever team it is you root for.

    Your jealousy is undeniable…

  48. spitfisher says: Oct 9, 2016 11:42 AM

    Ran thru the drill, HA! they were a few feet from the sideline.

    Rex’s undisciplined players rise to the top when it comes to stupid penalties and in this case fines.

  49. flash1287 says: Oct 9, 2016 11:43 AM

    jrossizzle says:
    Oct 9, 2016 11:34 AM
    But But But that’s impossible because Big Bad Wadger hates the Pats wants them lose.
    We have to stop a team that’s won 1 bowl in 10 years.
    Gift wrapped by Pete Carroll

    What a lame comment

  50. j0esixpack says: Oct 9, 2016 11:46 AM

    As any sane unbiased mind can see, Goodell has done NOTHING but big favors for his friend Bob Kraft

    Look at the outcome of the so-called “FrameGate” scandal

    Well all know the PSI wasn’t altered – the Laws of Phyhics prove that

    FrameGate was simply an effort by Roger to bench Brady so the Patriots could develop 1 QB to trade in a QB starved league for a 1st and 4th round pick – PLUS possibly find their franchise QB of the future in Garoppolo

    Either way the Patriots can keep their QB of choice and trade the other two for 1st round picks

    End result – the Patriots probably win another Super Bowl thanks to Roger, pick up a net 1st round pick from what he took away, and possibly remain dominant for another 15 years

    I HATE how much Goodell clearly favors the Patriots – the fact that we all know the footballs weren’t deflated proves that

  51. brendafortheboyz says: Oct 9, 2016 11:47 AM

    “Some have questioned whether the Bills coaching staff directly or indirectly instigated the incident, as part of an effort to intimidate Brissett”
    =====================
    I do not think that the above statement says “The Bills tried to intimidate Brissett”

    This is pure conjecture by “Some”, kind of like “a source”. Not defending one way or another, but do have sense enough to not believe every thing you read!!!

  52. factpurveyor says: Oct 9, 2016 11:47 AM

    FoozieGrooler says:
    Oct 9, 2016 11:13 AM

    The league is beginning to feel sorry for the Patriots, with their forever tainted legacy and all, and didn’t see the need to pile on.

    ————————————————————–

    Only tainted in the minds of fools that are not bright enough to understand 7th grade science.

    Only tainted in the minds of morons that didn’t notice when the NFL didn’t release the results of the PSI study that was performed during the 2015 season.

    Cold weather deflates footballs, car tires, basketballs etc…
    That’s what the PSI information would show if the NFL didn’t decide to keep it secret. Intelligent people already know what the information will indicate.

    One Steelers fan took the time to do his own test and you can watch the video online by searching for the title: “Deflate Gate & Why Science Says the Patriots Did Not Tamper With Footballs”

  53. thejesusofcool says: Oct 9, 2016 11:48 AM

    No fines? Another horrific example of how the NFL targets the Pats!

  54. rottenkid212 says: Oct 9, 2016 11:52 AM

    factpurveyor says:
    Oct 9, 2016 11:38 AM
    jchipwood says:
    Oct 9, 2016 10:28 AM

    Weather only affects ball pressure in New England.

    —————————————————————-

    Then please explain why a the PSI can be seen dropping in footballs in a video made in Pittsburg by a Steelers fan when the footballs are put in a refrigerator.

    Anyone can search for a video online using the title: “Deflate Gate & Why Science Says the Patriots Did Not Tamper With Footballs” and figure out that you are wrong.

    _______________________________________

    So, you’re saying that footballs in a refrigerator will loose the exact same pressure, as a football, that is used in an NFL football game?

    You can’t be that stupid!

  55. dlc1224 says: Oct 9, 2016 11:52 AM

    and you are supposed to be somebody?

  56. elitekane says: Oct 9, 2016 11:54 AM

    Who cares. They won cause Brisket was our QB. They only put up 16 points. If Brady was QB we woulda blew them out like always.

  57. rottenkid212 says: Oct 9, 2016 11:57 AM

    Factpurveyor, what happens to cold car tires when they get used?

    Go back to 7th grade and retake that science class, you keep speaking of.

  58. daysend564 says: Oct 9, 2016 11:59 AM

    If you are going to flag/fine players for flexing after a run, you have to fine players for taunting (running through team drills)

  59. maxkingpin says: Oct 9, 2016 12:00 PM

    Reading Pat fan postings is like babysitting a group of preschool children.

  60. factpurveyor says: Oct 9, 2016 12:02 PM

    rottenkid212 says:

    _______________________________________
    So, you’re saying that footballs in a refrigerator will loose the exact same pressure, as a football, that is used in an NFL football game?

    —————————————————————-

    Never said that.
    Actually it was raining on the day the Patriots footballs were tested. That means that they got wet and would have lost even more PSI as a result of evaporative cooling.

    There is also the effects of wind chill.

    So the PSI would likely drop more for the football used in the game. So a refrigerator is a valid test and would provide conservative results.

  61. mullman76 says: Oct 9, 2016 12:11 PM

    Patsy fans whining again.

    The rookies were out of line, of course there was gonong to a an incident.

    Of course the patriots are not fined.

    Why would they be? Despite what paranoid, entitled patsy fan thinks, the league takes care of the patriots.

    It started with the tuck rule and had carried on since.

    The only time they get “busted” is when the lying and cheating is so blatant the league has to take action.

    The chowds have it spun 180*, but that is their problem.

    Carry on.

  62. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Oct 9, 2016 12:11 PM

    The league office is full of former Patriots and that is why they get off so easily…

    See? It sounds silly, doesn’t it? Yet the Pats holes use that line incessantly with every “injustice”.

  63. belicheathater says: Oct 9, 2016 12:15 PM

    Celebrating the return of a Cheater.
    Today’s NFL

  64. imodan says: Oct 9, 2016 12:28 PM

    The Truth says:
    Oct 9, 2016 11:18 AM
    @tylawspick6 A Patsies**** fan with a high IQ is an oxymoron
    ————————————————————-
    @The Truth—-witty? meh. Dim? Obviously. Tell us Sir Truth, truthfully of course, what team do you call your favorite? Truth is you never do and never will which truthfully makes you a coward.

  65. zombiepatriot says: Oct 9, 2016 12:29 PM

    Good to see the instigators punished.

    Congratulations Buffalo for winning your Super Bowl.

    To the trolls say what you will as I don’t care. I’ll sit back and continue to watch the Patriots win and you’ll continue to wait for each Patriots related article to espouse your inane thoughts. Someday your team might be good for a season or two before returning to the status of irrelevant.

    Welcome back Brady.

    196 wins and counting.

  66. worldizending says: Oct 9, 2016 12:31 PM

    dbb508 says:
    Oct 9, 2016 11:39 AM
    I agree, the Brady is mad hype is ridiculous. Brady might end up being mad when he is knocked flat on his back a few times. He would be so mad he would start screaming like a little girl. He will be running over to the officials demanding flags. Enough of the Brady hype. 99% of us in the country are sick of it,

    You mean the 30 dedicated PFT Patriots hater club?

  67. patriot420blog says: Oct 9, 2016 12:34 PM

    Lol I can’t wait to read all the hate after this Browns game

  68. pwb44 says: Oct 9, 2016 12:36 PM

    How can you try to push narrative that the Bills or Buffalo coaches “instigated” this when:

    (1) It is undeniable that the NFL has a rule that prohibited the Pats (or any team) from running on to the side of the field where the Bills were warming up;

    (2) It is undeniable that the Pats broke this rule (surprise surprise) by running on to the Bills side of the field.

    For your reasoning to make any sense, one also would have to believe that:

    (1) The Buffalo Bills coaching staff was able to predict the future (that the Pats would break the rules); or

    (2) We should all expect the Pats to break the rules.

    Hmmmmmm

  69. youknowiknowitall says: Oct 9, 2016 12:42 PM

    So, you’re saying that footballs in a refrigerator will loose the exact same pressure, as a football, that is used in an NFL football game?

    You can’t be that stupid!
    —————-

    Well if the game ball and refrig ball temperatures (and other atmospheric conditions) are the same, then, yes, the pressures will be similar. If you don’t believe that, YOU are that stupid.

  70. mmack66 says: Oct 9, 2016 12:45 PM

    Why do the Patriot Haters deviants always resort to baby talk, changing player names to girl names, and always talk about wanting to see Tom Brady in a skirt?

    They sure are some sick individuals.

  71. limakey says: Oct 9, 2016 12:50 PM

    Joe, The Pats knew better than to run through the drills. The first time, yeah ok but when told to stop, they didn’t. The Pats are at fault for this. However, the Bills players deserved to be fine for first being physical. Clearly, if Brady would have been there, he never would have run through the drills. And why did the Pats run through the drills, maybe they were told by their coaches to, try to get into the Bills heads. It goes both ways.

  72. mmack66 says: Oct 9, 2016 12:51 PM

    jchipwood says:
    Oct 9, 2016 10:28 AM
    Weather only affects ball pressure in New England.
    —————————–

    I think it affects it in Minnesota also, since the NFL replaced the footballs at halftime of that really cold playoff game.

    Of course, that osiris bozo would have us all believe that that game was played in a laboratory, and the footballs were filled with an ideal gas, hence the need to replace them.

  73. nsideindy says: Oct 9, 2016 1:19 PM

    theringisthething says:
    Oct 9, 2016 11:32 AM
    nsideindy says –

    Typical – – the league goes easy on the Patriots again.

    Have you been cryogenically frozen since January 2015?
    ——————————————————————
    Don’t be so sensitive…it was a joke! The Colts have the banners, the Falcons have piping in noise and the Patriots have the whole cheating/* thing!

  74. limakey says: Oct 9, 2016 1:33 PM

    Pat fans, knock it off about the qb being injured. He wasn’t injured when the threw the first pass and the Pats almost scored. It was not the injury that caused the flag to be thrown. Buffalo’s players were all over the Pats receivers and tightends. They broke up several passes. The injury can’t be blamed for recievers not being opened. You have one of the best power backs in the league who was completely shut down by the defense. You can’t blame the injury on Blount being shut down. The Pats did not lose because of an injured qb. The Pats did not lose this game, they got beat in every quarter and on every level. Granted that is rare when the Pats get beat but there is a huge difference between losing a game and getting beat. The Pats got beat by Buffalo.

  75. rootpain says: Oct 9, 2016 1:41 PM

    brendafortheboyz says:
    Oct 9, 2016 11:47 AM
    “Some have questioned whether the Bills coaching staff directly or indirectly instigated the incident, as part of an effort to intimidate Brissett”
    =====================
    I do not think that the above statement says “The Bills tried to intimidate Brissett”

    This is pure conjecture by “Some”, kind of like “a source”. Not defending one way or another, but do have sense enough to not believe every thing you read!!!
    ===========================
    No one is saying there is any proof that the Lyin Ryans directly or indirectly instigated the resultant action by the Bills. And in fact, Goodell has already stated that within this league, proof is unnecessary. Goodell had much less proof when he suspended Sean Payton and no proof when he suspended Brady. But with the fines against the three Bills players, he had plenty of evidence of their guilt. And that should have been sufficient to suspend Rex for probable cause. To say otherwise Brenda, is like trying to say Hardy was not a distraction in Cowboys locker room. You don’t need video tape evidence to know it was true.

  76. eglsfan says: Oct 9, 2016 2:02 PM

    Great…..the Bronco & Patriot hens can complain away…..not a tired story at all

  77. limakey says: Oct 9, 2016 4:02 PM

    Rootpain, Goodell had proof of Payton lying about emails and trying to cover it up. He deserved what he got. Goodell had more than enough evidence against Brady to have suspended him a full season. He should count his blessings it was only four games. The type of proof you are demanding was had with Spygate. Because of Spygate, the burden was lowered. Anyone who fairly reads the Wells Report, Brady’s appeal hearing transcripts can only come to the conclusion that the scheme was in place, Brady knew about it and condoned it and tried to cover it up. People have been put on death row with circumstantial evidence. The Wells Report made it very clear, they had no direct evidence against Brady, but the texts and the stealing of the footballs is direct evidence against JJ and JM. Brady is not man enough to ever admit his involvement.

  78. fjw2 says: Oct 10, 2016 3:48 PM

    thetooloftools says:
    Oct 9, 2016 11:04 AM
    “The Browns are going to bust New England in the face today and shock the world.”

    Yeah… how did that work out for ya?

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