Tom Brady, when questioned by Bob Costas in an interview before the Super Bowl about his knowledge of deflated balls had three choices.
- Admit wrong-doing, but downplay the issue.
- Deny any knowledge or involvement (flat-out lie).
- Side-step the question and not really answer at all.
Choice one would have been best, obviously.
Choice three, you’re not a liar. But is it better than entering your actions boldly (choice two)?
Seems that honesty, forthrightness, and issue mitigation is the right move if you’re caught red-handed. That, and ultimately 100% ownership of your mistake.