The NFL just suspended Tom Brady for 4 games over Deflategate! The Patriots will also lose a first-round pick in 2016, then a fourth-round pick in 2017, and they have been fined $1 million!
So, when New England won their early Super Bowls under Bellicheat and Brady, they did so cheating by taping opponent practices and such under Videogate.
Once caught, guess what? They stopped winning! Winning big, that is. They do have good skilled players and coaches, but not what it takes to get to the top… fairly.
Then now, they win big again, and guess what? They got caught cheating again!
This is going to be a lot worse than Videogate, though. This is a repeat offense, in terms of cheating, and establishes a trend from what some might have passed off as a fluke. The legacy has been tarnished permanently now except for the fanatic supporters willing to turn a blind eye to it all. There’s always going to be an asterisk with Brady, who needs a cheating nickname, and Bellicheat, with anything they get or have gotten, whether Super Bowls, or Hall of Fame.
Now, I have to say, it’s not completely just to let someone have the prize they won through cheating, and fining them afterward. However, I can see why it’s hard to take away the prize. The moment has been lost, anyway, in having the Super Bowl played.
But it’s better than nothing.