Tom Brady regular makes headlines. After the 2014-2015 NFL playoffs, Brady received a lot of attention, but his prowess on the field had nothing to do with it. A scandal surrounding the air pressure in game footballs – that ultimately became known as Deflategate – led many to brand Brady a cheater. And one 10-year-old decided to prove that label was deserved.
Brady and his team, the New England Patriot, were investigated by the NFL after the accusations were made. They were found guilty of intentionally failing to meet air pressure guidelines for game footballs, potentially making them easier to handle and giving the Patriots an unfair advantage.
Ace Davis, a 10-year-old boy, decided he wanted to investigate whether Brady was a cheater as well. He created a science fair project to test his hypothesis, and Christopher Davis, the boy’s father, shared images of the results on social media.
Davis’ science project garnered a lot of attention online. However, an update took it up a notch. Christopher wrote: “He won the science fair and is moving on to district.”
Discussing why he took on the project, Davis said in an interview, according to Sports Illustrated, “I hate Tom Brady.”
“He’s been accused of cheating before,” he continued. “I want him to be caught.”
The hypothesis behind the project was that “under-inflated footballs provide a competitive advantage in a game.”
Davis came to the conclusion that “The Patriots were found guilty of doctoring football [sic], thus losing $1,000,000 and future draft picks. Tom Brady is indeed a cheater.”
He also included graphs on his project to give it some visual legitimacy. Additionally, he attached an image of Brady crying, showing just how little sympathy this science fair legend has for the quarterback.