Enough is enough Mr. Commissioner. I don’t want to hear your excuses and your double-speak and I don’t want to hear how the “integrity of the game” is the most important thing to you. I’m tired of it.
I want you to lead. I want you to stand before us and all 32 teams and I want to hear you say “I’m done messing around.” We as fans need you to prove that you govern all teams of the NFL and not just those you aren’t “buddy-buddy” with either.
You have no problem governing over the Steelers and it was the Rooney’s who basically got you the job you have. So isn’t it time to rule over the Patriots?
The pattern of behavior is clear and you’ve used such words before. You’ve said the league must consider previous actions when considering discipline and nothing could fit those words more than what New England is now alleged (and basically proven) to have done.
From the “tuck rule” to SpyGate to this, the Patriots have clearly followed a “pattern of inappropriate behavior” that must no longer go unpunished. You don’t just have to come down on the Patriots’ organization but you must discipline the coach and the quarterback as well.
You have to have strong words for your friend Robert Kraft as well. Remember him lashing out at the media prior to the Super Bowl? He’s eating those words today Mr. Commissioner and you have the opportunity stuff them even further down his throat.
You’ll hear that the Patriots didn’t need to deflate balls in order to defeat the Colts and those words are correct. But it’s also what makes what the Patriots have done even more alarming. They didn’t have to cheat but they did so anyway. So desperate were they to win that they had to go the extra mile to make certain their victory.
If you do as expected and take little to no action then any positive sentiment you even have left from fans will be gone. If you thought you heard booing in Chicago, just wait until the next time you go before a crowd.
The time is now Mr. Commissioner. You must finally tell the fans the very thing you claim to hold most dear to your heart. You must tell all of us that the Patriots have cheated, again.
But you can’t just slap them with a fine and a lost draft pick either. Your defending Super Bowl Champions cheated. There’s no way you can tolerate this any longer. Don’t worry about the images of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. Those images already bare tarnish and now it’s even thicker.
It’s time for you to acknowledge what the public already knows; this organization has established a pattern of cheating.
Look around you sir, the walls are closing in. Sure, you’ll make 10 billion again next year and the year after that but where will the real fans go because they won’t stick around if you continue to do nothing rule subjectively.
It’s high time you put friendships aside and do your job. You can no longer condone these actions and punishment must be swift and it must be brutal. The Pats and all 31 other teams must know that cheating is not acceptable.
I don’t envy your position. Having been beaten to a pulp by the press in recent months must be difficult but you can change things immediately.
My question is Mr. Commissioner is do you have the balls to do what you know is right?
Are finally ready to say “enough is enough?”