After 2 months off the radar, Bill Simmons is going scorched earth on everybody involved in Deflategate

Bill Simmons is back and he is laying waste to everybody involved in building the Deflategate case against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

It was announced in May that Bill Simmons was done at ESPN and that his contract would not be renewed. Still under contract with ESPN until September, Simmons spent much of the next two months flying relatively under the radar until it was announced that he would joining HBO in October on a “multiyear, multiplatform” deal.

Since the HBO announcement, Simmons’ activity has ticked up. With the NFL upholding Brady’s four-game suspension, Simmons has taken to Twitter to voice his displeasure in a series of tweet and it appears nobody is safe.

It started on the day suspension was upheld. Simmons went right after Roger Goodell and the NFL, the very thing that presumably had a role in his dismissal from ESPN.

Simmons then went after the media, suggesting that ex-players who are now talking heads have an agenda while discussing Deflategate. Some of those talking heads have criticised Brady on ESPN:

After pointing to a Sally Jenkins column that attacks the NFL’s suggestion that Brady’s mobile phone was important to the investigation, Simmons sarcastically pointed out the similarity to previous apparently inaccurate reports that made the Patriots look bad (for reference, the Patriots did not have a secret videotape of the Rams’ pre-Super Bowl practice and there were not 11 footballs underinflated by two pounds).

Then after Chris Mortensen discussed not retracting his original report that 11 of the 12 footballs were underinflated by two pounds each, Simmons appeared to openly mock that decision.

Simmons wasn’t close to being done. Next up was Colts general manager Ryan Grigson, whom Simmons calls “Ryan Sore Loser Grigson,” and who went to the NFL prior to the AFC Championship game to have the league on the lookout for deflated footballs.

Next up was Indianapolis columnist Bob Kravitz who was the first to report that there was investigation and who later apologised for some of the storm he caused.

Over the last week, Simmons littered his timeline with other comments questioning the investigation, the methods used, the commissioner’s role, and complimenting various media who produce pro-Patriots or anti-NFL material. 

Simmons still has two months left as an unused ESPN employee, but it appears that he is already done biting his lip. 

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