For once...just fvcking ONCE...if someone knows he did something wrong (no matter what the level of wrongdoing, even if doesn't seem like it was that big of a deal in the grand scheme)...JUST ADMIT IT! If Brady had just done that at the time, I think many people would've moved on and let it go...not all, but many. It goes so much worse for people when they not only lie, but lie to millions, through the media. How many thorough investigations do these guys have to see play out before they realize that if you've got something shady in your past, it is likely only a matter of time before it's discovered and made public? Did Brady really think that this investigation wasn't going to see every last stone unturned? What is it that makes so many think they're so friggin' untouchable...nothing more than simple arrogance?
Brady is obviously a terrific QB, and I don't think a little less PSI made him that much better. But he lost of a lot of other positive traits with the release of this report. He'll never be as likable or as respected as he once was...he's lost that forever in a lot of circles. He'll have to live with the inevitable "yeah but"s whenever his accomplishments are discussed. And he brought it all on himself...not so much because he did it (and other QBs have come out and said the whole PSI thing isn't any big thing), but because he lied through his teeth about having done it.