Documents from New England Patriots star Tom Brady’s suspension appeal have surfaced online, revealing important details pertaining to his case. Among these are explanations of his practice of destroying cellphones, which was seen as incriminating on his part by many analysts.
Brady mentioned during his appeal testimony that he does so in order to prevent sensitive information from being publicized.
“So I have always told the guy who swaps them out for me, make sure you get rid of the phone,” he said, according to the Boston Globe .
“And what I mean is destroy the phone so that no one can ever, you know, reset it or do something where I feel like the information is available to anybody.”
The National Football League Player’s Association (NFLPA) has joined efforts to appeal Brady’s suspension over the ongoing deflation scandal, which has been dubbed “Deflategate.”
The NFLPA and the NFL have maintained an open line of communication in recent weeks in relation to a settlement of his four-game ban, Fox Sports reports.
Tom Brady filed an appeal to the National Football League (NFL) via the NFL Players Association several months ago, asking for a neutral party to hear the argument.
The NFL claims Brady, and several other New England Patriots players, were involved in a scheme to improperly deflate footballs during last season’s A.F.C. championship game.