Fay Vincent led baseball in the aftermath of the Pete Rose banishment in 1989.
His perspective ought to get a hearing about the Tom Brady episode.
There are some important teaching moments in this case. One is the need to do future investigations much faster. This one took too long, and the vapid conclusion it reached was a whimper when a bang was needed.
Second: In Deflategate the cheating was done by low-level employees, one of whom refused to even talk to the investigating lawyers. As a result, the investigation could not determine whether someone higher up directed their tampering. It should be clear in the future that any employee who fails to cooperate with a league inquiry does so at the cost of his job.