Transcript for Tom Brady Fights Back, Investigator Says Brady Did Not Cooperate
Tonight, there is a major new development in the NFL investigation, the lead investigators now taking aim at Tom Brady. After the quarterback's agent came out after news of Brady's four-game suspension, defending him. Brady's own father calling it game framegate. That investigators saying Brady refused to turn over cell phone records. Now, the clock ticking. Will Brady appeal? Again tonight, ABC's Ryan smith. Reporter: Tonight, swift reaction from Ted wells, the deflategate report author, saying in a conference call with reporters new England patriots star Tom Brady didn't fully cooperate. He refused to let us review the phones. Reporter: Responding to Brady's agent, don Yee, who said there was no fairness in the wells investigation whatsoever. And, according to wells, questioned his Independence from the league. Those attacks are out of bounds and unfair and just plain wrong. Reporter: This as Brady's agent told ABC news to expect an appeal tomorrow. Wells' report, prompting the NFL to come down on the four-time super bowl winner, suspending him for four games without pay, calling his conduct detrimental to the integrity of the NFL. Damian woody saying tonight -- I would love to hear from him. I would love to hear his side of the story, you know, I would love to for him to present maybe some evidence. Reporter: Some say the NFL is sending a message. No player, even a future hall of famer, is exempt from those rules. Reporter: And while hometown fans tonight are slamming the penalties against Brady -- I think that's totally ridiculous. It's egregious. Reporter: Some say there are valuable lessons to be learned. What does it say to kids if he doesn't have to spend some time out? I think it's going to show the kids that if you try to take a short cut, you're going to be put in the penalty box. Really strong opinions on both sides of this. Ryan live in foxborough tonight. We understand an appeal is imminent. How does it work? Reporter: David, if he appeals, the NFL should hold a hearing within ten days after they receive that appeal. Either in front of someone commissioner roger Goodell designates or the commissioner himself. If that happens, it could pit the NFL's leading against one of its biggest stars. David? Ryan smith on this story again tonight. Ryan, thank you.
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