What started as a silly dispute between one millionaire and another has evolved into a titanic struggle that pits union and labor rights against business interests. At the center of this controversy is Tom Brady, the Patriot's quarterback, and Roger Goodell, the Commissioner of the NFL. The "Deflate-gate" scandal centers around allegations that Mr. Brady deflated footballs used in a playoff game. It was alleged that this improved the grip on the ball and gave Mr. Brady an unfair advantage. The dispute involved scientists and lawyers from all over the country.