Patriots issue rebuttal to Ted Wells' investigative report

The New England Patriots have issued a lengthy rebuttal to attorney Ted  Wells' investigation into Deflategate and quarterback Tom Brady. The Patriots posted an item on their website called "The Wells Report in Context." “The conclusions of the Wells Report are, at best, incomplete, incorrect and lack context,” the Patriots said. “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.” Brady is suspended without pay for four games. The Patriots were fined $1 million and docked first-round and fourth-round draft picks. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider 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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