Although Tom Brady still denies he had any involvement in "Deflategate," on Tuesday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld Brady's four-game suspension for his alleged role in deflating footballs used in the AFC Championship. The fact that Brady allegedly asked an assistant to destroy his phone to get rid of evidence was the nail in the coffin for the NFL star, and drove Goodell's decision, even though league rules didn't require Brady to provide the phone. Now, not only are there endless ball jokes about Brady, but there are also tons of cracks about him destroying a phone.
Brady posted a lengthy Facebook post denouncing Goodell's decision on Wednesday, saying: "I did nothing wrong, and no one in the Patriots organization did either." He also denied destroying his phone to cover up his guilt. He wrote: "I replaced my broken Samsung phone with a new iPhone 6 AFTER my attorneys made it clear to the NFL that my actual phone device would not be subjected to investigation under ANY circumstances."
In his ruling, Goodell said that investigators tried to get Brady's text messages in February, before it was broken, and that he suspected Brady texted with a team employee who handled the balls after the championship game. The 37-year-old quarterback will lose nearly $2 million of his annual $8 million salary while sitting out four games. The Patriot's punishment was a $1 million fine and the loss of two draft picks, and the NFL indefinitely suspended two equipment employees believed to have deflated the footballs.
A sports story about deflated balls is just begging to be made fun of — no one's too old or mature for some hilarious ball jokes. But now, the humor has switched focus to Brady's destroyed phone. Here are the funniest jokes being made about Brady right now.
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