Trump says Brady 'totally innocent' in Deflategate (AFP)

It’s no presidential pardon but Donald Trump says New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is an “honorable guy” and “totally innocent” in the Deflategate scandal that led to an NFL ban. At that time, two months ahead of the US election, Brady was serving a four-game suspension without pay for his role in the under-inflating of footballs used in a 2015 playoff game. An NFL investigation found Brady had knowledge that balls slightly deflated below minimum mandatory levels were used in the American Conference final against Indianapolis.