Charles Haley says Tom Brady's Super Bowl rings are tainted

A five-time Super Bowl winner and newly-minted Hall of Fame selection, Charles Haley took a shot at New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Haley told Talk of Fame Network that there's no comparison between Brady, a four-time Super Bowl winner, and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and fellow four-time winner Joe Montana.

Why? Deflategate.

“Joe didn’t have to cheat,” Haley said. “I’ve lost all respect. When your integrity is challenged in the game of football, to me, all his Super Bowls are tainted. You have to say this just didn’t happen overnight. Who wants that shadow over them? I could be wrong. But I realize there were 12 balls deflated and 12 ain’t. Then you’ve got [Patriots coach Bill] Belichick coming on three different times trying to explain it. You know something is wrong.

“This is what Charles Haley believes. It's going to come back to haunt him one day. If the league doesn’t come down on this guy, Everybody is talking about it. Nobody believes it was by accident. It is what it is. I’m not going to take any of his Super Bowl rings away from him. But it’s sad that it has to be tainted like it is right now. Hopefully, they’ll come out and let us know what really happened. Then, all the mystery is gone.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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