New England Patriots
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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?
As far as former NFL quarterback A.J. Feeley is concerned, Tom Brady started running afoul of league rules long ago.
Remove emotion for a moment. Forget that the Patriots have always been your favorite team or always beat your favorite team.
It’s not only Pats fans who are making noise. Twelve billboards mocking Tom Brady went up in New Jersey on Tuesday morning.
Again, the league has tried to absolve itself from blame or wrongdoing by levying draconian punishment against those whose bad behaviors it had enabled.
On Tuesday, Patriots fans gathered at NFL headquarters in Manhattan to protest the league’s punishment of quarterback Tom Brady and the organization.
Words simply don’t do this justice. Just listen to the audio gold and enjoy.
Former NFL quarterback and New Jersey native Chris Simms used to have all the respect in the world for Tom Brady. Not anymore.
Manning, who defeated Brady twice in the Super Bowl, was not happy to see his counterpart get suspended. On the contrary, he found it upsetting.