It’s safe to say the New England Patriots have not taken kindly to the findings of the Wells Report or the punishments stemming from it.
On Monday, the team was fined $1 million and lost a 2016 first-round draft pick and a 2017 fourth-round draft pick as a result of Deflate Gate. Quarterback Tom Brady was suspended four games for his role.
As a result, the club created Wellsreportcontext.com, a site that challenges the findings of the Wells Report. On the site, attorney Daniel L. Goldberg says the report is missing many key components.
The conclusions of the Wells Report are, at best, incomplete, incorrect and lack context. The Report dismisses the scientific explanation for the natural loss of psi of the Patriots footballs by inexplicably rejecting the Referee’s recollection of what gauge he used in his pregame inspection. Texts acknowledged to be attempts at humor and exaggeration are nevertheless interpreted as a plot to improperly deflate footballs, even though none of them refer to any such plot. There is no evidence that Tom Brady preferred footballs that were lower than 12.5 psi and no evidence anyone even thought that he did. All the extensive evidence which contradicts how the texts are interpreted by the investigators is simply dismissed as “not plausible.” Inconsistencies in logic and evidence are ignored.