New England Patriots
People with knowledge of the decision say NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft will not appeal the $1 million fine and loss of two draft choices the NFL penalized the team for its role in the use of deflated footballs in the AFC championship game.
The NFL hammered Tom Brady for his role in “DeflateGate” for good reason. We can’t have the best players in America’s favorite sport toying with the rules.
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The sides have bitterly argued in the court of public opinion. Now Roger Goodell plans to try to personally settle whether Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady deserves a four-game suspension for using deflated footballs.
Tom Brady’s challenge to his four-game suspension by the NFL is about to begin. The star quarterback is expected to file his appeal by the Thursday afternoon deadline.
Noted labor attorney Jeffrey Kessler will aid in the players’ union planned appeal of Tom Brady’s suspension.
Tom Brady has been suspended four games for his role in “Deflategate” (which includes the Week 5 game against Dallas).
The NFL has handed down its punishment in the Patriots’ deflated-balls controversy and, pending appeal, the Cowboys are among the beneficiaries.
NFL suspends Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for first 4 games of season.
The league investigation into the deflated footballs used in this year’s AFC championship game might do what none of the other controversies and near-misses could.
An NFL investigation has found that New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs and that quarterback Tom Brady was ‘at least generally aware’ of the rules violations.