■ It's always the cover-up.
With the revelation Tuesday that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady destroyed his cellphone after the NFL requested to see it during the Deflate-gate investigation, there will be a stain on the legacy of one of the league's all-time great quarterbacks.
And Brady put it there.
■ Brady reportedly sent 10,000 text messages in four months. Thanks to Roger Goodell upholding the four-game suspension, Brady will have time for his carpal tunnel to heal.
■ Best Twitter joke: This proves Tom Brady isn't a mobile quarterback.
■ A few years ago, Tiger Woods wished he had destroyed his cellphone.
■ Kentucky football recruiting for the class of 2017 is off to a good start but the key will be keeping those recruits. Same goes for 2016.
■ To me, the Reds' Johnny Cueto deal was a good deal.
No Reds fan was happy to see Cueto go. He is one of the best starting pitchers the organization has ever developed. But there was no way the Reds were going to sign the free agent at the end of the season.
And Walt Jocketty got three promising pitchers to help a staff whose bullpen has been a definite letdown this season.
■ The sleeper in the Cueto deal could be 22-year-old Cody Reed, who pitched for a junior college in Mississippi and has pitched well in Class A-Advanced and AA this season.
■ Now that Cueto's gone, the Reds are right to give serious consideration to shipping flamethrower Aroldis Chapman. He's a free agent after 2016. His availability should draw a nice package of talent. And for a rebuilding team, a closer is a luxury.
■ For those who dismiss prospects as just prospects, well, yes, but you need as many as you can get in today's baseball, especially if you are a smaller-market team.
The Reds traded away more than a few to get Mat Latos, Shin-Soo Choo, etc., and failed to get past the first round of the playoffs. Time to restock.
■ Like the A's last year, the Royals are going for it. But the Royals are a better team this year than the A's were last year.
■ Speaking of the Royals, ex-UK pitcher Joe Blanton picked up his first two Major League saves this season as a member of the Kansas City staff. Before this year, Blanton had started 248 of his 265 MLB appearances. The move to the bullpen couldn't save his roster spot. The Royals designated Blanton for assignment to make room for Cueto on Tuesday.
■ If new UK wide receiver commitment Russ Yeast is anywhere near as talented as his father, Craig Yeast, the Cats will be getting quite a catch in 2017.
■ Reports say there is a life-sized Urban Meyer statue made of butter at the Ohio State Fair. Of course there is.
■ I am rooting for Braxton Miller to have a good year after the erstwhile quarterback is moving to wide receiver.
■ Missouri Coach Gary Pinkel said last week that Notre Dame should be excluded from the College Football Playoff until the Irish join a conference.
Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney then said Notre Dame should have to play 13 games to get into the CFP.
Why all this sudden hate for the fellows from South Bend?
■ You know you're in a really good league (the SEC) when coaches from another league (ACC) spend a lot of time trying to convince the public the other league is not that good.
Georgia Tech Coach Paul Johnson said this week that Georgia was "no better" than the ACC's powers. Florida State Coach Jimbo Fisher said the SEC West really wasn't all that good last year.
■ After reading the NCAA violations allegedly committed by Donnie Tyndall at Southern Miss, it's doubtful the former Morehead State coach will ever have a head coaching job in Division I again.
■ I don't expect American Pharoah to have any trouble in Sunday's Haskell Invitational. Don't think Bob Baffert would send the Triple Crown winner to the post if he wasn't absolutely positive he's in top form.