|Golden Tate speaks to media at his football camp on Thursday.|
ROCHESTER HILLS — Golden Tate admits that he’s not entirely educated on the situation with Tom Brady and the four-game suspension handed down by the NFL for allegedly deflating footballs.
Perhaps, no one is.
Still the integrity of the game is key for the Detroit Lions wide receiver, so if Brady's punishment is deserved he has no problem with it.
“I’m not totally educated on the situation. I don’t know what’s real and what’s not. I think if you violate the integrity of this game you must be punished,’’ Tate said on Thursday.
“We’re always trying to gain more fans — nationally and internationally — when you threaten the integrity of the sport as a whole, you’re threatening the integrity of the people who are inside it also.
“If it’s legit and he had actually did have something to do with it, he deserves every bit of that punishment. If he didn’t have anything to do with it, they need to look into it more and be more factual. That’s not for me to really dip in. I hope it works out for the best for both parties. I hope justice is served,’’ Tate added.
Tate made the comments at his football camp at Rochester Hills High School. He didn’t bring up Deflategate, but answered the question when asked.