‘DeflateGate’ remains one of the most notorious scandals of the past decade. It gave credence to the stereotype of the cheating Patriots and Brady received a suspension for his role. However, it was crazy to single out the legendary quarterback because he wasn’t the only guilty party (via ESPN).
The NFL loves scapegoats and they turned Brady into one. Bill Belichick also deserves criticism because he turned his back on his star player. In the end, Brady returned and made a mockery of everyone by winning the MVP award. Nonetheless, cheating was rife across the league and Brady was only a cog in the machine.