We have all heard the controversy of Deflate Gate and most of us are tired of hearing about it. But by far it is the top sports story of 2015.
The New England Patriots were caught using under inflated footballs in the AFC title game against the Indianapolis Colts. The funny part is that it didn't affect the outcome of the game. But cheating is cheating.
What made this such a big story is how the NFL handled it. Roger Goodell, the Commissioner of football, and the NFL spent a lot of money on an investigation that when all was said and done offered very little repercussion to the Patriots for their actions.
The Patriots were basically slapped on the wrist for allowing this to happen. In the public eye they were guilty and there was plenty of evidence to prove that. But the NFL only suspended quarterback Tom Brady for four games. The suspension was eventually taken away and Brady was allowed to play the entire season.
Deflate Gate was a huge scandal that rocked the NFL and the Patriots organization. The Patriots were able to rebound from the incident and had a successful season, falling just short of Super Bowl 50.