"I would equate what [Tom Brady] did to driving 66 [mph] in a 65 speed zone, and getting the death penalty."
On whether commissioner Roger Goodell overstepped his bounds and might have been on a witch hunt:
“Oh no doubt. I don’t know if he just doesn’t understand the game of football itself, or if there was a deeper motive to get (them) back for all the other rumors and suspicions of cheating that the Patriots have done. But if you’re going to suspend a guy for removing air from the football, to me it’s completely ridiculous.”
On his feelings on whether the Ted Wells report was fair:
“The league paid him.” (Thomas then compared the report to an “expert” witnesses being paid for testimony during criminal trials.)