Apart from Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s anger over the clumsy, fire-aim-ready approach the league office has taken to #DeflateGate, Kraft has strong feelings about whether cheating occurred.
“I think Tom Brady is healthy and vibrant, I don’t think there’s any relevance to that comment,” Kraft told Charlie Rose of CBS This Morning on Friday regarding the question of whether footballs deliberately were deflated.
“[W]e won our championship game [over the Colts] 45-7 and we won the Super Bowl 28-24, and the league pretty much had full charge of the footballs,” Kraft said. “So they’re looking into it, and I’m very comfortable with the people and organization that we have.”
While most have formulated opinions about the situation weeks before the facts are revealed by the league, Kraft is in slightly better position than the rest of us to formulate an opinion, because he has the ability to investigate the situation on his own. And Kraft has concluded that nothing happened.
Which reinforces the overriding message to Roger Goodell and company: Show up with hard proof, or leave us alone.