In a Facebook post that quickly gained a lot of attention earlier this week, Lexington dad Christopher Davis shared photos of his son posing with a science fair project titled "Is Tom Brady a cheater?"
In a Facebook post that quickly gained a lot of attention earlier this week, Lexington dad Christopher Davis shared photos of his son posing with a science fair project titled “Is Tom Brady a cheater?”
The display board followed the format of a typical science fair project, posing a question, and ultimately, a conclusion.
“Problem: The national football league alleged that Tom Brady ordered the deliberate deflating of footballs to gain an advantage in the 2015 AFC Championship game versus the Indianapolis Colts,” read the presentation from the boy — Ace Davis, 10, according to NFLDraftDiamonds.com.
Ace’s hypothesis was, “Through various testing measures of different weights (PSI – pounds per square inch) of footballs, we should find that under inflated footballs provide a competitive advantage in a game.”
Under research, Ace pasted the official NFL regulations for properly inflated footballs for game usage.
His ultimate conclusion? “The Patriots were found guilty of doctoring football [sic], thus losing $1,000,000 and future draft picks. Tom Brady is indeed a cheater.”
Ace’s father proudly shared photos of the board, updating his followers that not only had Ace won the science fair with his project, but that he’s moving on to the district level.
The background of Ace’s project, of course, is based around what became known as Deflategate. After the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl victory over the Indianapolis Colts in 2015, the team was accused of deflating their footballs and making them easier to grip. Though Brady denied involvement and fought a legal battle against the league, the NFL suspended him for four games the following season.
Ace gave an interview to NFLDraftDiamonds.com, saying he wanted to make the quarterback the focus of his project because, “I hate Tom Brady, he’s been accused of cheating before, I want him to be caught.”
Asked further if he had a message for Brady — who will again play in the Super Bowl next weekend — Ace told the outlet, “Gimme some of your money, you don’t deserve it.” He also has high expectations for the next level of the science fair: “I’m gonna win that too,” he said.
The Patriots did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.