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Roger Goodell Defends Suspending Tom Brady Over Deflategate

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended his four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during his annual Super Bowl press conference.

The NFL’s suspension of Brady is viewed by some as the result of a witch hunt conducted by Commissioner Goodell at the behest of other NFL franchises, in an attempt to handicap the New England Patriots. The Patriots will be appearing in their seventh Super Bowl in the past two decades this Sunday.

Goodell cited the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals’ decision, which didn’t uphold the investigation conducted by the NFL but rather upheld Goodell’s ability to hand out punishments to players.

Goodell said he would go back to Foxbourgh if invited, but there’s a better chance of Johnny Manziel making the Pro Bowl next season than Goodell ever being invited back to Foxbourgh.