Mavs Owner Mark Cuban Thinks The NFL Wasn’t Tough Enough on Tom Brady


Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is never one to shy away from giving his opinion on the latest happenings in the sports world. Cuban recently weighed in on the NFL’s ruling against Tom Brady on his app “CyberDust.”

Cuban said he was surprised the punishment wasn’t more severe since Brady’s alleged crime goes directly to the integrity of the game and thus the league’s as well.


“Here are my thoughts on Tom Brady and his suspension being upheld…

As far as 4 games being upheld, the NBA owner in me is surprised it wasn’t extended. The old saying ‘the cover up is always worse than the crime’ applies here. Once he destroyed his phone this all went from did he break the rules of the game, to ‘can he get away with deceiving the commissioner.’

We can argue whether 4 games was too much for deflating the ball. You can’t argue whether 4 games is enough for trying to make a fool out of the commissioner of the NFL. The NFL can’t have players, their agents and Lawyers thinking that if you do wrong and just destroy the evidence it will all be OK. That can undermine the integrity of the league.

If this was the NBA, I truly think the suspension would have been more than 25pct of the season. So while the Pats fans I’m sure will disagree, I think the punishment of 4 games for trying to destroy evidence is actually lite.”

Cuban also weighed in with some commentary on Presidential hopeful Donald Trump.

Via CNN:

“Up until Trump announced his candidacy, the conventional wisdom was that you had to be a professional politician in order to run,” Cuban wrote. “You had to have a background that was politically scrubbed. In other words, smart people who didn’t live perfect lives could never run…. The Donald is changing all of that. He has changed the game and for that he deserves a lot of credit.”

I don’t know about that. Let’s wait for him to actual secure a nomination before you crown him for doing anything other than self promotion.