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Our main story today follows the fallout from the DeflateGate saga as Tom Brady's agent has leapt to the star quarterback's defense.
In our other headlines, one Washington Wizards star has suffered a nasty injury, A-Rod passed a significant milestone last night and a US National Team player looks set to retire early from soccer.
We kick off our report with DeflateGate still rumbling on with no end in sight yet. Tom Brady has come under fire in recent days for his apparent compliance with the deflating of footballs and his refusal to aid the investigation of Ted Wells.
Well finally we may have at least an inkling of a reason as to why Brady was so hesitant to give up his personal communications. Brady's agent Don Yee appeared on CNN’s A360 with Anderson Cooper where he addressed the decision not to provide the information.
According to Yee, there were three reasons why Brady and his team refused to give up the info. First of all was that he believed Brady had already been assigned guilt and that he would have had to try to prove his innocence.
Secondly, Yee claimed that the Commissioner did not hold subpoena power and as a prominent figure of the NFLPA, it would have set a dangerous precedent if Brady caved. And finally there was the laughable claim that even if they had provided the investigators what they wanted, they wouldn't have believed Brady anyway.
Over to the NBA now, where John Wall has been diagnosed with 5 fractures in his hand. The Wizards point guard missed game two against the Atlanta Hawks earlier this week, which his side lost, and the Wizards will really struggle if he has to miss any more matches.
To baseball now, where Alex Rodriguez passed a significant milestone last night. The much-maligned Yankees star notched his 661st home run, putting him ahead of Willie Mayes for fourth place on the All-Time list. A-Rod now finds himself only behind Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds.
And finally to MLS, where it looks like Eddie Johnson is set to retire from soccer. The USA national team striker was reportedly diagnosed with a serious heart condition and has been forced to stop playing. His contract with D.C United was voided yesterday. Johnson scored 19 times in 63 international appearances.
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