WWII veteran writes to Second Circuit Court to defend Tom Brady

NEW YORK (WHDH) - A 93-year-old man and World War II veteran has come to the defense of Tom Brady.

According to a court filing, a letter to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit implores the judges to consider their position on Tom Brady’s Deflategate suspension.

In the letter, Warren B. Lessing of DeLand, Florida says the court should remember its basic tenets of the judicial system.

“Correct me if I am wrong, but isn’t this still the United States where a person is innocent until proven guilty? Tom Brady was never proven guilty. Don’t you have anything more important to do?”

Lessing says in the letter he feels it is “prudent” to “voice my personal opinion as guaranteed by the U.S. Supreme Court under Freedom of Speech.” He also takes Roger Goodell to task for a “stupid, asinine ruling.”

A three-judge panel voted 2-1 to reinstate Tom Brady’s 4-game suspension following a protracted legal fight that has spanned more than a year. Brady is reviewing his options but has yet to officially appeal the ruling.

The full letter is below.

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