That goes to credibility of Tom Brady though. This appeal is heavily based on due process, and only a small portion of the appeal is about whether Tom actually did it or not. If you assume Brady is guilty, that doesn't address the main part of this appeal which is that they didn't have he right to suspend him even if they "proved" he did it. I know it's more fun to argue about what actually happened and whether he is guilty or not, but at this stage it is boring appeal lawyer time where procedural arguments like the ones the NFLPA is proffering are the ones that will win the day in this case. The hype of him deleting his cell phone is something nice for the media to feed on, but I doubt will sway the outcome of this appeal.dcmissle said:The right guy shows up, just in time. So with this information, one presumably could match it against what Jastremski and McNally provided, right?
The theory behind obstruction has always been that the phone records of those two might be incomplete and that incriminating stuff could be on TB's phone alone. But if there is a complete match between their content and Tom's records, nothing among these three was lost.
But, unfortunately, this would not include incriminating messages to other parties, and spoliation is spoiliation.
It all looks incriminating, and what Tom has just lost in the court's eyes is the benefit of the doubt. Especially if that earlier phone is still hangin around.