|Goodell vs. Brady: Battle of the network lying stars|
(Maybe Mara will bring in Paul Tagliabue, since Tagliabue has bailed out Goodell before.)
Why people who attack Goodell's credibility do so, in part, at a blanket defense of Brady's credibility, is beyond me. But, per Twitter exchanges with "The Sports Police," there are people who do that. That said, as I tweeted this person, he or she is not just anti-Goodell, which is fine and dandy, they're also a Pats homer, and so, need to be taken with a grain of salt. Or two or three. And, there's now another Tweeter, who may hate Goodell because of Adrian Peterson; he's a Vikings fan.
And, speaking of, though this is the first clear Brady brush with NFL justice, it's not the Patriots', of course.
(I've already Tweeted Stradley. Her first response is that Brady's oath, while given to Goodell, was eventually to be introduced into court. Given that nobody knew this case would go to court at that time — though that was already a possibility then — I think that's, if not a slim reed, a medium-weight one at best. I've Tweeted back asking her about Brady's credibility on his cell phone destruction. Stand by. If you want in, her Twitter account is here.)
I do think she's right that, no matter what Judge Berman rules, this case is't over.
Speaking of, Judge Berman has officially said no settlement, and he will rule by Friday, possibly by tomorrow.
That said, my opinion is that this is becoming the NFL equivalent of the 1970s New York Yankees eternal "love" triangle of George Steinbrenner, Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson.