After hearing of a million dollar fine, loss of two draft picks and the suspension of Tom Brady, the Patriots retaliated to the Ted Wells report on DeflateGate with a 20,000 word website. What impact the website will have is unknown, but the Patriots pointed out a host of perceived issues with the Wells report.
Below, from CSNNE.com:
The Patriots, through lawyers, have released a rebuttal to the Wells Report:
The team's lengthy rebuttal is athttp://wellsreportcontext.com/ .
Here's an excerpt of its introduction:
"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.
These points, and others, are addressed in greater detail in the following Annotations to the Executive Summary of the Wells Report by Daniel L. Goldberg, a senior partner in the Boston office of Morgan Lewis and who represented the Patriots and was present during all of the interviews of Patriots personnel conducted at Gillette Stadium. Our intention is to provide additional context for balance and consideration."
The above link contains text messages between Patriots employees Jim McNally and John Jastremski that did not appear in the Wells report. Also, in addition to the annotations from Goldberg, there is a link to Nobel Laureate Roderick MacKinnon's response to the Wells Report's scientific conclusion.
There is also a copy of the email that NFL senior vice president David Gardi sent to Patriots chairman and CEO Robert Kraft on Jan. 19, the day after the AFC title game.
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