This is in response to Justin Pelletier’s column (Jan. 23), “Enough is enough, focus on what really matters.” In his column, Pelletier wrote about “deflategate” and listed violations other teams committed.

Why was the violation by Josh McDaniels and the Denver Broncos omitted? McDaniels brought a former New England Patriots employee, a cameraman, with him when he became head coach of the Broncos. While preparing for a game in England, that cameraman was caught filming practices of the Broncos’ opponent. He was barred by the NFL and McDaniels’ Broncos were fined. Now, McDaniels has returned to the Patriots as offensive co-ordinator.

Coach Bill Belichick knows the rule book inside and out, except when there’s a question of cheating. You have to connect the dots. He came to New England as an average coach with an average record. Now, he’s the best coach ever. Well, Barry Bonds went from 40 home runs to 73 in a year. Where is he now? The hall of shame. Cheating is cheating. Some use steroids, some use cameras.

I thought a newspaper reported all the facts and remained neutral. Some newspaper is going to print the facts.  Let the people make up their own minds.

Robert Martel, Lewiston

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