Despite what seems to be overwhelming evidence that he knew about the deflated footballs used to help the Patriots gain an advantage in the A.F.C. championship game in January, quarterback Tom Brady is still denying any role in Deflategate, according to a Facebook essay he posted Monday. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld Brady's four-game suspension in light of what Goodell said was evidence that Brady asked his assistant to destroy a cell phone that he used before, during, and after the week of the game. By now, Brady's denial has become so frustrating to internet users that they've represented it entirely in memes.
A deflated football is apparently easier to grip, and would've been especially better in the cold and wet conditions that the Patriots played in against the Indianapolis Colts on Jan. 18, according to The New York Times. Ted Wells, the investigator on the case, said there were two text exchanges between a locker room room attendant and the equipment assistant that seemed to establish, first, that the balls were intentionally deflated, and, second, that Brady knew about it, according to CBS News.
In a Facebook status posted Wednesday, Brady maintained that he "did nothing wrong" and neither did anyone in the Patriots' organization.
This means he's still denying that the balls were deflated and that he knew about it. Simply put, the internet thinks this is absurd, and that he should just own up to it already.
Hence these memes of Brady's eye-roll worthy denial.