ESPN’s Tony Kornheiser reacted to the NFL’s punishment of the New England Patriots on Tuesday’s episode of “Pardon the Interruption” by calling it “completely unjust.”
The Patriots were fined $1 million, lost 2 draft picks and their superstar quarterback Tom Brady for the first 4 games of the season.
Kornhieser also argued that the findings that Tom Brady “more probable than not” was aware of the deflation of the footballs would never hold up in a real court.
“It’s arbitrary, it’s capricious, it’s completely unjust; they have no particular evidence. They have loosely tied Tom Brady to something saying he probably is conversant with something that happened. They have no hard evidence. In a regular court this would never stand up. This is a kangaroo court, not a regular court so it doesn’t have to. You just gave a guy 40 baseball games, 20 basketball games for a crime of stealing signals or watering the base paths.”
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