Ted Wells mentioned during Tuesday’s conference call that no one from Tom Brady’s camp raised any issue with his impartiality.
Wells responded to responding to Brady’s agent, Don Yee, about his report being impartial saying: “I think it’s wrong to question my independence because you don’t like my findings.”
Regarding the term “more probable than not” Wells said: “I believe the conclusions have been proven. I used the words “more probable than not” because that is what’s in the rules.”
According to Wells, “Patriots were all over me from Day 1 on why the NFL did not warn them of the complaint, and alleging it was a sting operation.”
In regards to the Patriots’ cooperation Wells mentioned: “The Patriots provided me in my opinion with substantial cooperation except in one critical and crucial area.”
The area that the Patriots weren’t will cooperate with was a second interview with the Jim McNally.
Wells said Brady was “totally cooperative” during their Q&A session, but he did not cooperate in regards to their request for electronic data.
Wells told Brady that he only wanted printouts from his phone and wouldn’t even hold the device, but Tom refused.
Regarding the importance of the communications between Brady and McNally, Wells said: “That is not circumstantial evidence. That is two participants in the scheme discussing what is taking place.“
Wells explained his disappointment with the Patriots not fully cooperating in regards to some of the most important information: “Disappointing on one hand to say they are cooperating and then on other (refuse to share) most fruitful area of evidence is inconsistent.“
Wells would welcome Brady’s agent Don Yee posting his “copious notes” regarding Brady’s interview.
On the belief that the NFL specifically targeted Brady: “That people at the league office wanted to put a hit on the most popular player, the face of the league, doesn’t make sense.”
49ers GM Trent Baalke told Sirius XM NFL Radio on Tuesday that he plans to meet with veteran DL Justin Smith on Wednesday and Thursday to get a “better answer” regarding his future.
Dave Birkett reports that the Lions are signing Wayne State RB Desmond Martin, who took part in the team’s rookie camp.