On Tuesday’s episode of “Pardon the Interruption” on ESPN, co-host Tony Kornheiser reacted to the NFL upholding New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his alleged participation in “DeflateGate” and said that it’s a bad look for the NFL for giving Brady the same suspension as Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy, who was found guilty of domestic violence.
Kornheiser explained that there is no proof Brady is guilty of participating in deflating footballs, but Hardy, who was found guilty of beating his then girlfriend had his 10-game suspension reduced to four games after his appeal.
“There is no particular proof he did the things of which he is accused and, even if he did, to me, it’s watering the base paths. It’s just not that big a deal. Four is not a sustainable amount, and four particularly with what you’re saying about Greg Hardy, the NFL, whether or not they’re going to stand up and say, ‘But our punishment was 10 and reduced it four.’ Greg Hardy is sitting out four games. Now you’ll take Tom Brady and sit him down for four games and most people are going to look at that and say, ‘Are you actually equating what he did with a football and what was done to this woman?'”