Tom Brady, Deflategate and the Legacy of Kenesaw Mountain Landis

– Forbes

If Tom Brady wins his pending court case about deflated footballs, he will have something in common with the eight players who were tried in the so-called Black Sox scandal involving the fixing of the 1919 World Series: it is a little-known fact that those players were acquitted in a Chicago court in 1920. That exoneration, however, did not prevent Major League Baseball's first Commissioner, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, from banning those players from baseball for life the day after they were acquitted.

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