Brady’s Appeal Denied, Bringing Case To Supreme Court
Roe v. Wade, Brown v. Board of Ed., Bush v. Gore...and now, Tom Brady v. NFL. That's right, the Supreme Court is expected to consider the Pats QB's appeal of the NFL's appeal of a State District Court's ruling on their investigation and subsequent punishment for the illegal under inflation of footballs in the 2014 AFC Championship Game.
This is the world we live in. Esoteric sports controversies are litigated by America's tribal elders while a reality TV star sits a few million votes away from The White House. I cannot imagine what the Founding Fathers would think if they could see what their creation had become. At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if they turned the Washington Monument into a lava lamp.
Though there is no firm decision, the expectation is that #Patriots QB Tom Brady will attempt to take his case to the US Supreme Court.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 13, 2016
For full context, Brady's first appeal of his four-game suspension was denied by a 2nd U.S. District Court Wednesday morning.
Via The Boston Globe...
Brady was felled by the court’s interpretation of the CBA, which the NFL Players Association agreed to in 2011. Brady’s legal team argued that Goodell’s punishment violated the CBA and ignored all appropriate punishments, claiming Brady’s acts merited no more than a fine for an equipment violation. But the court interpreted Article 46 of the CBA as granting Goodell wide-ranging powers to punish integrity-of-the-game matters and decide all appeals.
Maybe while they're at it, The Supreme Court could take a look at Kevin Durant's controversial decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors.
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