Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer commented on Tom Brady’s four-game suspension, saying that those who break the rules have to “suffer the consequences.”
Brady is banned for the first four games of the season for his role in Deflategate, accused of having a hand in deliberately deflating footballs during the 2014 AFC Championship Game.
The Cardinals play the Patriots in their season opener on Sunday night, where backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will be under center for New England.
“I tried not to follow it just because it was everywhere for so long,” Palmer said of the drawn-out Deflategate proceedings, according to CSN New England. “But I go back and … you follow what the rule book says and go about your business and your work and if they tell you not to do it and you get busted and what happens happens, then you suffer the consequences.”
Palmer says he really didn’t follow the story of Deflategate, saying “I don’t know if you can feel too strongly about it one way or the other.”
“To be honest … there was … supposedly the balls went somewhere and they weren’t supposed to go there,” Palmer said. “There was humidity and not enough humidity and whatever it was and altitude.”
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