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The union asked Goodell to withdraw from that role because it said he was not impartial and would be called as a witness.
Former NFL player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez is running out of money after hiring a platoon of lawyers for all his criminal cases, his attorney said.
The three-headed partnership of Bob Kraft, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady may go on for one more year, but that’s about all that is left for this team.
Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis was asked about “Deflategate,” and he was brutally honest about his former team and its star quarterback.
Goodell said he has not had time to study a request from the players’ union that he recuse himself from the appeal because he has been focused on the spring owners meetings that concluded Wednesday.
The buck stops with Kraft, and he wants no more of it. He was apparently appalled that we’re still talking about “Deflategate” four months after the controversy splashed across every front page.
Now that Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not appealing his team’s punishments in the deflated footballs scandal, only his quarterback’s challenge remains.
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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Tom Brady wants to call Commissioner Roger Goodell as a witness in the appeal of the four-game suspension he was handed for “Deflategate.”
The appeal filed this week says “no reasonable jury” could have found the former Patriots star guilty of killing Odin Lloyd in June 2013 and cites insufficient evidence for a conviction.
The sides have bitterly argued in the court of public opinion. Now the NFL commissioner plans to try to personally settle whether Brady deserves a four-game suspension for using deflated footballs.
Brady’s appeal only deals with the suspension and must be heard within 10 days. The team has not said if it will appeal its penalties before a Thursday deadline.
The New England Patriots claim a team employee called himself the “deflator” because he was trying to lose weight, not because he was part of some plot to take the air out of footballs.
Why didn’t the NFL follow its own precedent and decide to sit down the head coach for four games?