History’s Biggest Cheaters in Sports
Tom Brady and the Patriots are planing to appeal the NFL's decisions that will suspend Brady for the first four games of the season, and also fine the organization one million dollars and two draft picks.
Why are they appealing this? I think you pretty much have to appeal something like this, because if you don't, you're just admitting your guilt.
Do I think they're guilty? I wasn't there and didn't see anything, but the NFL did an investigation and they said they were guilty.
In the wake of the 'Deflategate' investigation, I thought it would be a good time to point out that history is full of cheaters in the world of sports.
We can go all the way back to the early 20th century with the 1919 World Series. This is when players on the Chicago White Sox threw the series, and tarnished the sacred game of baseball.
Pete Rose showed us that professional athletes have issues like addictions, that compromise the integrity of the sport. In Rose's case, he bet on his team and other teams, and made decisions that may or may not have cost his team a World Series win.
Tonya Harding showed us that some people will do anything to win, when she hired someone to attack her biggest competition, Nancy Kerrigan, with a club during a skating practice in Detroit that injured her leg.
And let's not forget that this wasn't the first time the New England Patriots were accused of being cheaters. Back in 2007 after it was determined they were illegally filming the New York Jets signal calling.
I don't think New England will win an appeal. I still see Tom Brady being inducted into the Hall of Fame, and the history books showing the Patriots as a dominate team during this period of time. However, these two incidents will forever blemish this team, like the cheaters before and after.