Brady supporters are missing the point. But I don’t blame them. Reasonable minds can differ on the issues. Yet this much is apparent: The real basis for the punishment is not confined to delating footballs. The NFL punishment is about the NFL equivalent to obstruction of justice. The NFL’s advantage as well is that the obstruction involves a core aspect of the NFL’s business – the integrity of the game. On such issues, the NFL’s discretion is likely to be broadly interpreted.