Can you say *ASTERISK

The NFL drops the hammer on Brady and the Patriots:

The NFL came down hard on its biggest star and its championship team, telling Tom Brady and the Patriots that no one is allowed to mess with the rules of the game. The league suspended the Super Bowl MVP Monday for the first four games of the season, fined the New England Patriots $1 million and took away two draft picks as punishment for deflating footballs used in the AFC title game.

It seems reasonable, or it would if they hadn’t suspended AD for the entire 2014 season and suspended Ray Rice indefinitely for things that didn’t call the competitive balance of the game into question.