Tom Brady keeps binders of memories from each season of his career — and still has his suspension letter from Deflategate

  • In the documentary "Tom vs. Time" about Tom Brady's 18th season in the NFL, Brady revealed he keeps binders of memories for each season.
  • In the 2016 binder, Brady had the suspension letter he received for Deflategate.
  • Brady called the letter "a nice way to remember" the suspension, which many people believe fueled the Patriots' Super Bowl run.

Though the entire NFL world has moved on from Deflategate, the scandal in which Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were accused of deflating footballs, Brady won't soon be forgetting it.

In Episode 1 of the the documentary "Tom vs. Time," documenting the quarterback's 18th season in the NFL, Brady revealed that he has binders full of memories from each of his seasons in the NFL.

While showing the bookcase, Brady pulled out his 2106 binder, then took out a letter from the NFL that apparently informed him of his four-game suspension for Deflategate.

"I still keep this," Brady said. "My suspension letter that I received. Just a nice way to remember."

He added with a grin, "Thank you."

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Of course, after returning from his suspension, Brady led the Patriots to the Super Bowl, culminating in a historic comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons. In the documentary, he said that Super Bowl was particularly special to him and his family.

While pulling out binders, Brady also grabbed a 2007 binder, saying: "Oh God. That's not a great ending to that year." That year, the Patriots' perfect season was spoiled by the New York Giants in the Super Bowl.

The first episode can be seen here >

Look back at reactions to the Deflategate scandal: 

Reactions to Deflategate and Tom Brady's suspension
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Reactions to Deflategate and Tom Brady's suspension
You have to the love the patriots . They do anything to win a Super Bowl . #mytypeofteam😊
Tom Brady's 4-game suspension costs him $1,882,352 in salary. Patriots' fine is $1M. So team actually makes $882K...but still loses plenty.
People are so jealous of Tom Brady and the Patriots. No court could convict based on the evidence.They can't beat him on the field, so this!
Did not see that one coming a milli and 4 games😐
I honestly feel bad for Tom Brady!! I know first hand the type of competitor he is & how much work he puts in... Came down too hard on him!
It's a good thing the @nfl suspended Tom Brady now everyone knows that NOBODY is above the system #NFL #FairGame
To win four Super Bowl is outstanding. I know Tom Brady is a great competitor and leader. I feel sorry for him and patriots nation!
Every1s very opinionated about #DeflateGate. Some known athletes speaking & passing judgement r known offenders. #CastingStones #GlassHouses
I think the suspension is warranted, they came down hard on the organization though. #Deflategate
What's even worse is that people want to see him fall because of his greatness! #FreeTomBrady
After 4 months of extreme, detailed investigation.. NE might have, probably, possibly, maybe deflated balls... Most likely.
It's May and the Deflategate is still an issue.
Well Well Wells
Omg somebody please tell me these text messages from the Patriots report are not real...If so I'm going to the hospital of laughter
Honestly I don't know that deflating balls makes a difference at all.... patriots are seriously a great football team and Tom probably is
The goat. Just when you're that high up in your profession and there is something to criticize u can't expect us plebs to not take advantage
He and they are so good that we often try to Find something to criticize. In this case Ted Wells laid it out on a platter for us.
We all were "generally aware" that the Patriots push the rules. We also knew it was "more probable than not" that they cheat. No news here!
Water is wet
Back to being serious 1. I'm not surprised 2. They still won and a deflated football doesn't help that much 3. It's all about integrity
They should throw the book at Brady. He should have to miss recess & write I will probably not deflate footballs100 times on a chalkboard
Ppl will say Coach Belichick didn't know. In the words of Commish Goodell to S. Payton. You're the hd coach. You should've known.
In DeflateGate report, equipment assistant says Brady gave him ball that he used to pass 50K career passing yards
Asked about Deflategate, Rob Gronkowski simply flexed his muscles. #WBZ
The Patriots are habitual rule breakers, and that's why they win championships.

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