Tom Brady's Deflategate Suspension Overturned: Keith Olbermann, Bill Simmons Bash Roger Goodell on Twitter
Meanwhile, other entertainment industry figures mock the amount of attention, time and money spent on the case, with Seth Meyers writing, "Despite being a Steelers fan I am genuinely happy the suspension was overturned. Even happier our tax dollars paid for it!"
Hollywood reacted to Thursday's news of Tom Brady's four-game Deflategate suspension being overturned with lots of sarcasm, including at least one classic "I'm happy to see something finally work out in Tom Brady's life" comment about the four-time Super Bowl winner.
Late Night host Seth Meyers, SNL's Colin Jost and Parks and Recreation's Mike Schur were among those who posted multiple tweets about the news, with Meyers joking, "Despite being a Steelers fan I am genuinely happy the suspension was overturned. Even happier our tax dollars paid for it!"
But Meyers also made it clear he was rooting against Brady in next Thursday's opener, with Jost saying something similar: "Now I want the Patriots to go 0-4 and [backup quarterback Jimmy] Garoppolo starts game 5."
Meanwhile Rob Lowe called for an end to "The institutional, systematic, covert and overt persecution of Pretty Boys."
But some of the harshest remarks were saved for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, with Adam McKay saying that with the judge's decision, the NFL commissioner "moves up 7 spots on the incompetent rankings." Keith Olbermann and Bill Simmons, who was suspended by ESPN after making disparaging remarks about Goodell last fall, bashed his response to the decision on Twitter. Both Olbermann and Simmons have since left ESPN.
Read on to see what else Hollywood is saying about the Deflategate decision.
The institutional, systematic, covert and overt persecution of Pretty Boys must end. We are better than that!! #FreeTomBrady— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) September 3, 2015
Now I want the Patriots to go 0-4 and Garoppolo starts game 5.— Colin Jost (@TheColinJost) September 3, 2015
On the facts, I think #deflategate punishment was far too severe, but are judges now going to second guess every league decision?— Dan Abrams (@danabrams) September 3, 2015
Despite being a Steelers fan I am genuinely happy the suspension was overturned. Even happier our tax dollars paid for it!— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) September 3, 2015
And irrationally holding out hope that with properly inflated footballs Brady will be incapable of throwing more than 5 yards— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) September 3, 2015
Roger Goodell moves up 7 spots on the incompetent rankings, passing John Boehner & head of Natl Square Dancing Youth outreach.— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) September 3, 2015
Great day for Tom Brady but I feel really bad for that Dom Grady guy that was gonna start in his place. Stay ready, Dom. Be a professional.— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) September 3, 2015
So glad the greatest injustice in the world right now has been overturned and Tom Brady can play football again. #— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) September 3, 2015
I'm happy to see something finally work out in Tom Brady's life— Eric Stangel (@EricStangel) September 3, 2015
Good thing Roger Goodell is going to appeal. We wouldn't want to hear #NFL and think "players" when we can instead think "lawsuits."— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) September 3, 2015
I learned today that, sometimes, a poorly planned and executed sting operation/witch hunt/smear campaign does NOT hold up in federal court.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) September 3, 2015
The best analogy for Goodell/Brady is from"Gladiator," when Joaquin Phoenix stabs a tied-up Russell Crowe before the fight, and still loses.— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) September 3, 2015
Movie star looks, another SB ring, Supermodel wife, & gives finger to NFL. Good run. #brady— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) September 3, 2015