I don’t think it matters whether you’re a fan, whether you hate the Pats and Brady or you love them.
What matters is this: in the eyes of the NFL, the suspected abuse of a football merits more punishment than the extemely violent physical abuse of a woman. And punishing a man for supposedly cheating somehow requires less evidence and results in a greater sentence than punishing a man who without a doubt abused his partner.
In other words, to the NFL, football > women. And there is something very, very wrong with that picture.