Boston Globe’s Bob Ryan: NFL Is Using Deflate-Gate to Get Back at Patriots

On Sunday’s “The Sports Reporters” on ESPN, Boston Globe sportswriter and frequent guest on ESPN’s “Around the Horn” Bob Ryan reacted to the punishment sent down from the NFL to the New England Patriots. The Patriots were slapped with the loss of two draft picks, a fine of $1 million and starting quarterback Tom Brady suspended for the first four games.

Ryan pointed out that the NFL is using Deflate-Gate as means to get back at Coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots for their past transgressions with the league

“This is all about jaywalking and the incredible scope of the punishment does not stand up to the slightest amount of intellectual scrutiny when you look at the nature of the alleged offense so there is something else going on here and what that something else is, is that it’s the Patriots. The league is tired of their stuff and this is a chance to get them back on behalf of the other 31 parties.”

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