Tom Brady mocks Deflategate in new commercial

Screen shot of Foot Locker ad featuring Tom Brady
Screen shot of Foot Locker ad featuring Tom Brady

FOXBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — “Just because something is great year after year doesn’t mean anything is going on.”

That was Tom Brady’s response to a pair of shoe shoppers, suspicious that Foot Locker might be up to something since its annual “Week of Greatness” promotion is so good every year, in a new commercial released by the company on Wednesday.

Brady then continues to rant in a comically unsubtle allusion to his struggle off the field and resulting suspension.

“Why can’t some things just be great?” he asks. “It starts with questions, and then questions turn into assumptions, and then assumptions turn into vacations. So why would you punish the Week of Greatness for something that never even happened?’

You know the story by now. Brady is accused by the NFL of using under-inflated footballs to gain an edge in the 2015 AFC Championship, the league hired an investigator who found Brady was “at least generally aware” of the scheme, Brady was suspended four games, he fought it, the suspension was overturned, the league appealed, then a judge decided to reinstate the penalty, forcing Brady to miss the first four games of this season.

According to a report from ESPN, Foot Locker presented the script to Brady and the three-time Super Bowl MVP was all in.

Foot Locker tweeted the video on Wednesday. Watch it below.