Commish and Brady in and out of court, what a needless drama. There is no need to make Brady the scapegoat here. What the general public doesn't realize that suspending Brady for 4 games isn't about the games. Pro players are paid by the game. They only get 16 paychecks a year, playoff games are extra income.
This is a 1/4 income cut for Brady. I don't care how many millions of dollars a year he makes, there is no reason to fine anyone that much of their income on conjecture. They only fined the team 1 million.
Question: what did they do with the officials whose negligence caused this mess in the first place?