Troy Aikman
Troy Aikman Offers Opinion On Deflategate (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

Former Cowboys quarterback and current Fox Sports broadcaster Troy Aikman weighed in on the Deflategate controversy. His opinion was harsh and feels a course of action needs to take place.

“This whole comment by Roger Goodell based on the Saints when Sean Payton got suspended for the year, and he says ‘ignorance is no excuse,’ that’s going to come back to haunt him again,” Aikman said, via the Dallas Morning News. “That haunted him during the whole Ray Rice situation with he, himself, and now it’s going to haunt Roger Goodell in terms of what the punishment is for the New England Patriots and Bill Belichick. If ignorance is no excuse, and it wasn’t for Sean Payton. …[The Saints] did not give themselves a competitive advantage. Now twice, under Bill Belichick and possibly a third time, they’ve cheated and given themselves an advantage. To me, the punishment for the Patriots and/or Bill Belichick has to be more severe than what the punishment was for the New Orleans Saints.”

While this whole thing seems blown out of proportion you get the sense that Commissioner Goodell will hand down a harsh punishment based off the recent Ray Rice situation. Goodell was criticized for not handing a tough enough punishment to Rice. The Patriots will be second time offenders to breaking the rules. This is why Aikman believes their “slap on the wrist” punishment already occurred during 2007 spy-gate scandal. It makes you wonder what else the Patriots haven’t been caught doing?