NFLPA: Tom Brady Will Sue The NFL If Given Any Suspension
Tom Brady Suspension Day should be here any minute now -- some sources say it could be as early as today. And look at you -- you haven't even made any food or invited your friends over. The world is awaiting anxiously as Roger Goodell employs his complicated formula (see above) to decide on Brady's final fate, following the quarterback's appeal hearing in New York in June.
Will Brady's four-game suspension stand? Will Goodell reduce it to two games, or even one? Or will Brady get off with writing apology notes to every player against which he played with under-inflated balls?
Whatever Goodell decides, if it involves any suspension at all, the NFLPA will take the matter to Federal Court.
The National Football League Players Association will challenge in federal court if Tom Brady's Deflategate appeal results in a suspension for any number of games, according to a report by ABC's Ryan Smith.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell heard Brady's appeal on June 23, and Goodell reportedly expects to announce his decision this week. Brady, who has maintained his innocence, reportedly testified under oath during the appeal hearing.
So what are Brady's chances in court? It's just my opinion, but I think that the NFL's vague and imprecise evidence will dry up and blow away in any real court. The Wells report stated that Brady was "generally aware" that balls were under-inflated", a notion that in real court would be laughable. Also, the NFL has no policies in place or existing standards for measuring air pressure in footballs. It seems to me that a good attorney would destroy the NFL's case.
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