Monday, May 11, 2015

NFL Statement To Tom Brady

Tom Brady has been suspended for four games this upcoming season.   Here is the statement from the NFL:

“With respect to your particular involvement, the report established that there is substantial and credible evidence to conclude you were at least generally aware of the actions of the Patriots’ employees involved in the deflation of the footballs and that it was unlikely that their actions were done without your knowledge. Moreover, the report documents your failure to cooperate fully and candidly with the investigation, including by refusing to produce any relevant electronic evidence (emails, texts, etc.), despite being offered extraordinary safeguards by the investigators to protect unrelated personal information, and by providing testimony that the report concludes was not plausible and contradicted by other evidence.

“Your actions as set forth in the report clearly constitute conduct detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in the game of professional football. The integrity of the game is of paramount importance to everyone in our league, and requires unshakable commitment to fairness and compliance with the playing rules. Each player, no matter how accomplished and otherwise respected, has an obligation to comply with the rules and must be held accountable for his actions when those rules are violated and the public’s confidence in the game is called into question.”

Here it is again, with emphasis added:

“With respect to your particular involvement, the report established that there is substantial and credible evidence to conclude you were at least generally aware of the actions of the Patriots’ employees involved in the deflation of the footballs and that it was unlikely that their actions were done without your knowledge. 

Note "unlikely" and "without", using the negative rather than the positive accusatory. 

Moreover, the report documents your failure to cooperate fully and candidly with the investigation, including by refusing to produce any relevant electronic evidence (emails, texts, etc.), despite being offered extraordinary safeguards by the investigators to protect unrelated personal information, and by providing testimony that the report concludes was not plausible and contradicted by other evidence.

Noted cooperation level.  Every investigation, like every interview, will give one of two impressions: 
1.  The subject is doing what he can to help the flow of information or
2.  The subject is doing what is necessary to limit or hinder the flow of information. 

Brady took action, and used passivity, to limit or hinder information.  

This is behavioral analysis indicating guilt. 


“Your actions as set forth in the report clearly constitute conduct detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in the game of professional football. The integrity of the game is of paramount importance to everyone in our league, and requires unshakable commitment to fairness and compliance with the playing rules. Each player, no matter how accomplished and otherwise respected, has an obligation to comply with the rules and must be held accountable for his actions when those rules are violated and the public’s confidence in the game is called into question.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see them come down hard. He acted like quite the a-hole in his smarmy and utterly untruthful replies to the investigation.

Anonymous said...

Zimmerman. Again.

http://m.wesh.com/news/george-zimmerman-involved-in-shooting-in-lake-mary-police-say/32943828

John mcgowan said...

OT:

Is Natalee Holloway buried in a tomb? New lead in mystery of missing teenage beauty as suspect accused of prison stabbings

In statement Analysis we recognize that words do not come from a vacuum, they have to come from somewhere. Be it from something heard on the tv a book we have read, an overheard conversation, something we have experienced etc, they have to come from somewhere. The brain knows what it knows. And this is where careful listening comes into play.


In February 2006, Chris Cuomo with ABC News interviewed Joran Van der Sloot on the show "Primetime Live." The showed aired on February 23, 2006


Mark McClish done a partial Statement Analysis on this interview.

http://www.statementanalysis.com/natalee-holloway/


We are know learning that a magazine is reporting that informant is saying "van der Sloot had confessed to burying her body in a shallow sandy grave, before transferring it to a coffin with a body inside that was ready for burial.

Talking to the publication, an investigative 'insider' said: 'Joran revealed to the prison snitch that in emails he told a buddy he became enraged when Natalee refused to have sex with him, and when he ignored her protests and started groping her, she slapped him.

'He lost control and beat and strangled her , and came to his senses only when he discovered that she was almost dead.

'At that point he buried her body in a shallow grave in the sand where she eventually died from her injuries.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1376529/Is-Natalee-Holloway-buried-ina-tomb-New-evidence-mystery-death-teenage-beauty.html#ixzz3Zu5pyH4I


Here are some excerpts from the interview which aired March 3, 2006. Analyzed by Mar McClish.


"Van Susteren: Think it's going to be solved?

Van der Sloot: I think it'll be solved. I think...

Van Susteren: Why?

Van der Sloot: Because there's - there's - I mean, it has to be solved, for everyone involved. I think Aruba is doing everything they can to solve it, and I think it will be solved. I really believe deep down inside that it'll be solved.

It appears Van Susteren cut Van der Sloot off with his first answer. He was about to tell us something and she did not let him. We can consider this lost information.

As to why he thinks it will be solved he shows some deception. Deceptive people will try to convince you they are telling the truth. Joran does this with words like "I really believe" and "deep down inside." The word "really" weakens his denial.


Take careful note of Van Der Sloots words:

"I really believe deep down inside that it'll be solved".

As pointed out above words do not come from a vacuum. The brain knows what it knows.

It is allegedly reported that she was "Buried in a shallow sandy grave before transferring it to a coffin with a body inside that was ready for burial

Was this missed in Analysis?

Stuart said...

1) He cheated and lied about it
2) As far as I know the rule is not enforced and other quarterbacks in the league do the same thing
3) He is being suspended for twice as many games as Ray Rice was for dragging an unconscious woman out of an elevator. Granted Brady's offense is directly related to football, but still...
4) Refusing to turn over his cell phone records is entirely reasonable and is not an admission of guilt. Perhaps he sent texts that acknowledge his role. Perhaps he sent texts about private medical information. Perhaps he sent highly personal texts. I don't think it was appropriate for the NFL to even ask.