Brady speaks (sort of): It wasn’t a “no comment,” but Patriots quarterback Tom Brady didn’t have much to say last night about Deflategate and the recently released report that implicates him in the scandal. The report, led by attorney Ted Wells, says “it is more probable than not” that Brady knew that a pair of Patriots employees were tampering with game-day balls. Brady, speaking last night at a university just north of Boston, said he didn’t have a reaction and hadn’t had time to “digest” the 243-page report. Brady indicated that he would, at some future time, like to say more about the issue.
DOJ probe: Later today, the Department of Justice will announce that it is investigating the Baltimore Police Department. The probe, requested by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, will be a so-called pattern or practice investigation, which is a broad, full-scale civil rights examination of the entire department. The investigation, of course, comes in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death and the social unrest that followed.
NYPD OFFICER KILLED
Saying goodbye: An estimated 30,000 people — including police officers from across the country — are expected to attend the funeral today of NYPD officer Brian Moore, who was shot in the head Saturday while on duty. Flags at city and state of New York government buildings have been flown at half-staff to honor his memory. The New York Mets had a moment of silence for Moore earlier this week, and Mets players wore NYPD caps during batting practice.
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