NFL Will Appeal Brady Ruling, Because Why Not Prolong The Stupidest Case Ever?
Wait, wasn't Brady's case an appeal to begin with? Can you appeal an appeal, your honor? (Judge hits writer on head with gavel). That's what Roger Goodell and the league are going to do, they just announced. Deflategate could go on forever.
Roger Goodell and the NFL will appeal today's court ruling that erased Tom Brady's four-game suspension (see statement below). The league will not seek a stay to prevent Brady from playing in the Patriots' opener.
The NFL will now take the ruling to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
YAY! The league will "definitely" appeal Judge Berman's ruling, a league source tells ESPN's Andrew Brandt. #makeitstop
— trey wingo (@wingoz) September 3, 2015
Here's Goodell's statement:
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) September 3, 2015
Goodell is appealing this because he feels that he has to. With Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and now Brady, the NFL will be 0-3 in appeal rulings if this holds. Goodell cannot be 0-3: it means that the league can't discipline its players with most of them just taking their suspensions to court.
The wiser course would be to drop the entire thing. If the NFL wins its appeal, it would likely mean that Brady would play in the first couple of games, and then be pulled off the field. That's an even bigger mess than the original scenario.
Goodell has painted himself in a corner and he's going to look bad no matter what he does.
Jimmy Garoppolo be like pic.twitter.com/vp4o18MnV7
— Ieti Johnson (@yeddibruh) September 3, 2015