Recently Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have been penalized for there involvement with deflated balls. Tom Brady who is starting QB for the Patriots will miss the first four games of the season. The team as a whole have lost two draft picks in next years draft they have lost their first round and also their fourth round draft picks and also were fined of one million dollars. Tom Brady has been punished because he asked the ball boy to let some of the air out of the balls via text messaging for the play off game against the Indianapolis Colts as this makes it easier to throw and catch the ball, but the pressure was under regulation for only a small part of the game and I don’t think it would of made a difference as the Patriots smashed the Colts that game. The Patriots got punished as they knew this was happening and they didn’t stop it. I think that the decision was very unfair as it the balls were deflated for such a small amount of the game I don’t think the Colts would of won the game anyway. So to give a punishment that harsh isn’t justified in my opinion and the punishment should only be a fine and Tom Brady should miss one game not a quarter of the regular season.