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Brady Continues Fighting 'Deflategate' Suspension

Patriot's quarterback Tom Brady arrives for his appeal hearing at NFL headquarters in New York in late June. (Mark Lennihan/AP)
Patriot's quarterback Tom Brady arrives for his appeal hearing at NFL headquarters in New York in late June. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady vowed to fight his four-game suspension for the scandal known as Deflategate, writing Wednesday in a 507-word Facebook post: “I did nothing wrong, and no one in the Patriots organization did either.”

Breaking his silence a day after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the punishment, Brady also denied destroying his cellphone to keep it out of the hands of investigators.

“To suggest that I destroyed a phone to avoid giving the NFL information it requested is completely wrong,” the three-time Super Bowl MVP said. “There is no ‘smoking gun’ and this controversy is manufactured to distract from the fact they have zero evidence of wrongdoing.”

I am very disappointed by the NFL’s decision to uphold the 4 game suspension against me. I did nothing wrong, and no one...

Posted by Tom Brady on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Doug Tribou of NPR and WBUR’s Only A Game discusses Brady’s statement and the accusations against him, with Here & Now’s Robin Young.

The Associated Press contributed reporting to this article.

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