On May 15, 2015, Giffen & Kaminski Partner Diane Citrino was quoted in the LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Labor and Employment Law Blog, Criticisms of Deflategate vs. Domestic Violence Punishments Ignore Critical Fact, by Author Lorene Schaefer.
In the article Diane Citrino explains: “In today’s digital age, text messages exchanged at or near in time to the incident are gold.” In the “Deflategate” investigation, text messages relating to a Patriot’s staff person calling himself (or herself) “the deflater,” were the type of critical evidence evidence that “was not typically available in the past,” says Citrino. Citrino agrees that the “DeflateGate” investigation’s conclusion that Brady was uncooperative was on point. Indeed, the lack of cooperation suggested that Brady had motive to hide the ball, not just deflate it.