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Tom Brady’s father calls Wells Report ‘Framegate’

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (left) and his father, Tom Brady Sr., at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament in 2006.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (left) and his father, Tom Brady Sr., at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament in 2006.AP/Associated Press

Tom Brady’s father criticized the NFL and called its investigation of the Patriots’ footballs in the AFC Championship game “Framegate” following Wednesday’s release of the Wells Report.

The report concluded that Brady was “generally aware” of two Patriots employees underinflating the footballs used in games.

“I don’t have any doubt about my son’s integrity — not one bit,” Tom Brady Sr. told USA Today.

“This thing is so convoluted . . . They say that possibly — possibly — he was aware of this. The reality is if you can’t prove he did it, then he’s innocent, and lay off him. That’s the bottom line.”

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Brady Sr. also said he did not believe the conclusions of the league’s report.

“The league had to cover themselves,” Brady Sr. said. “The reality is they had no conclusive evidence. This was Framegate right from the beginning.”


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