Ex-Cowboy Zac Robinson Backs Brady

When Zac Robinson first put on an NFL uniform it was in a locker room with Tom Brady just a few lockers over. Robinson was a standout at Oklahoma State and helped grow the Cowboys football program into what it is today with his play at quarterback. That play also earned him the opportunity of being a late round draft choice of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.

Robinson made it through camp learning from the All-Pro and future Hall of Famer in Brady. It is no surprise that appearing on Triple Play Sports Radio today on Sports Talk with Robert Allen and Friends that he was less than pleased with the NFL's heavy punishment with Brady and the Pats following the release of the Wells' Report on "deflategate."

The Patriots were fined $1 million and will lose their first-round draft choice in the 2016 NFL Draft and their fourth-round selection in the 2017 NFL Draft. Brady, who the Wells' Report identifies as being less than cooperative and forthcoming with primarily electronic evidence, was suspended the first four games of the 2015 NFL regular season.

"I'm pretty disappointed in how many games it was and all, especially since there seems to be no real facts backing the decision," Robinson said. "It's a lot of 'he probably did this' and they have a little bit of evidence but no hard facts that he was involved.

"Now being on that side of it the quarterback is the one that is showing the ball boys and all the people involved on how they want the footballs to be. Whether I agree with the rule because I believe a quarterback should have the football however he wants it. If he wants a ball that is three years old, a brand new one, if he wants a lot of air in it, or a lot of air out then that is what they should do. Everybody is different.

"I really didn't like having air out of the ball because then it kind of nose dives. I just think the rule is kind of dumb. It is unfortunate that he got suspended with no real hard facts to back it up. Hopefully, it will get dropped to two games."

Robinson developed a strong opinion on Brady when he was there as a young quarterback working in the same meeting room and on the practice field.

"It is too bad (that he has to deal with this) because arguably he is the best quarterback that has ever played," Robinson added. "To have people disrespect him and then the Patriots are already an easy team to hate because they have won so much. Everybody is looking to target them.

"I hope this doesn't take too much away from what he has done. Being around the guy there is a reason that he is so successful and that is because he is so committed, most competitive, and hardest working guy in the NFL. To have something as silly as balls being deflated allowing for the media and others to tear him down, that is too bad."

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