Patriots QB Tom Brady already won four Super Bowls and the rings that go with them, but sportsbook software services learned that the famous retired LB and DE Charles Haley believes that Brady cheated to get his rings.
When he was asked to pick between Joe Montana – NFL legend with whom he was able to win a Super Bowl with on two occasions while playing for the 49ers – and Brady, he was quick to answer.
“Joe didn’t have to cheat,” said Haley. “I’ve lost all respect [for Brady]. When your integrity is challenged in the game of football, to me, all his Super Bowls are tainted.
“You have to say this just didn’t happen overnight. Who wants that shadow over them? I could be wrong. But I realize there were 12 balls deflated and 12 ain’t. Then you’ve got [Patriots coach Bill] Belichick coming on three different times trying to explain it. … You know something is wrong.”
Haley also won three Super Bowls while playing with the Cowboys, and last week he entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The former player was in this year’s Super Bowl, when New England beat Seattle 28-24, a win that saw Brady tie Montana, winning his fourth Super Bowl title. Only Haley surpasses the players in Super Bowl wins.
However, Haley thinks something else about the Patriots QB after the “Deflate-Gate” fiasco.
“This is what Charles Haley believes — it’s going to come back to haunt him one day,” said Haley. “If the league doesn’t come down on this guy. … Everybody is talking about it. Nobody believes it was by accident. It is what it is.
“I’m not going to take any of his Super Bowl rings away from him. But it’s sad that it has to be tainted like it is right now. Hopefully they’ll come out and let us know what really happened. Then all the mystery is gone.”
On the 23rd of January, the NFL said that evidence showed that the Patriots were using underinflated footballs in a win of 45-7 over Indianapolis, seeing the team clinch the championship of the AFC, and sportsbook software services saw that a very big scandal ensued after news of this fiasco came to light. Before the Super Bowl, the league said that it’s still looking into it, but there was no resolution on the cheating allegations, and a timetable has not yet been given.