“I Think That It’s Cheating” – UFC and WWE Star Ronda Rousey Called Out Tom Brady for the Deflate Gate Controversy in 2015

Published 01/19/2023, 3:30 PM EST

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Ronda Rousey takes a lot of pride in her stint as an Olympian. She has not forgotten her Olympic values and called out NFL superstar Tom Brady in 2015 for the infamous Deflate gate. In 2015, a game between the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Patriots came under the scanner of the NFL game-day operations team. The New England Patriots were accused of inflating their balls at least 2 pounds below the standard 12.5 to 13.5 psi mark. The balls not being inflated up to the required mark was to help the Patriot players like Tom Brady to better catch and throw the football.

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As the investigation went on, New England Patriots were fined an amount of $1 Million. Their quarterback Tom Brady was suspended for the duration of 4 games. When Ronda Rousey was asked about the incident; she didn’t have any qualms about calling out Tom Brady for trying to gain an unfair advantage.

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When asked by a reporter about her views on the deflated balls and the resultant suspension, Rousey was very clear in her stance. She said, “well if you are seeking an advantage that you didn’t earn, then it’s cheating. So if he has an advantage with the grip of the ball, the other team doesn’t have. What did he do to earn that? He doesn’t deserve that advantage, so yeah, I think that it’s cheating.”

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Talking further about if those who choose to cheat should be looked at differently, Rousey said, “Yes. Yes, I think competing with integrity is one of the most important things in sports. Sports are supposed to be pure and ideal. I’m, I still have, like that Olympic idealism of what sports are supposed to be.”

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While New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick expressed his obliviousness to the matter. He also named Tom Brady to be knowing better about the balls and personal preferences about air pressure. While many different theories like the temperature and climate etc. were factored in. The investigation reports could never be conclusively established. The readings and observations were, however, kept for further use in the future. Tom Brady may be one of the biggest superstars of the NFL, but the deflate gate will always remain a taint on his career.

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Akshay Pallav

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Akshay Pallav is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his undergraduation from National Institute of Fashion Technology in Apparel Production, he has been a sports enthusiast all his life and has several medals at the University level across multiple sports including basketball, badminton, track and field. He aspires to interview Conor McGregor and Cristiano Ronaldo someday.
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