I know everyone is tired of this story and I agree. I'm sick of hearing about it.
That said, I think the court and the commissioner came to the right conclusion. There are a whole host of boring legal reasons for the court, but I'm more interested in the commish.
-Brady (or someone in the Patriot's organization) intentionally and with knowledge, created an illegal advantage for his team. That's cheating.
-The league office inserts itself into a lot of discipline issues that are questionable. It is arguable that the NFL should not punish its players for off the field transgressions. It is NOT arguable that the league office has a duty to maintain competitive integrity. Cheating is absolutely the duty of the league office to investigate and punish. That's exactly what they did.
-Brady went to *ichigan and fuck them