Tom Brady is "very angry about what transpired today down in New York City," and will never accept a settlement offer from the NFL that includes a suspension of even "a single game."
(UPDATE: ESPN's Adam Schefter, citing "league sources," reported Wednesday morning that Brady will agree to some form of suspension but only for failure to cooperate with the league investigation, and refuses -- as Zolak says below -- to accept the findings of the Wells Report.)
Ex-Patriots quarterback and current radio analyst Scott Zolak, quoting sources from the Brady camp, called into Felger & Mazz on Tuesday and said Brady had gone to New York for a meeting with Judge Berman, hoping that a settlement with the NFL could be reached. But -- according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk -- the league continues to insist that Brady accept the findings of the Wells Report, which claims he had knowledge of what the league is now calling a "ball-deflation scheme," as a precursor to any reduction of his four-game suspension.
Brady, who maintains his innocence, refuses to admit any guilt.
"He's not happy," said Zolak. "The Wells Report is getting shoved down his throat and he doesn't like it. And he's not signing off on it. Ever."
According to Zolak, Brady feels that "acceptance of a single game . . . [is] an admission of guilt."
Zolak also refuted the report by the Boston Globe that the NFL has more evidence against Brady that it hasn't released.
"[Brady] knows [the NFL] has nothing else," said Zolak. "This Ben Volin report regarding a smoking gun or this big bomb that the NFL's hanging onto? If they [had] something, they would have dropped that by now and this thing would have been over."