The commissioner pointed to concealed evidence. The team described it as a folly. And the agent added sham to the lexicon of “Deflategate.” Then the players’ union said it would take it all to court.
The league announced the decision Tuesday, with Goodell saying that the New England quarterback told an assistant to destroy Brady’s cellphone on or just before March 6.
Could the Deflategate saga be coming to a close with a compromise?
The NFL will play a minimum of two regular-season games a year at Premier League club Tottenham’s new stadium over a 10-year period.
No details of Tuesday’s hearing were immediately available. But an unnamed source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Brady put forward “an A-plus performance.”
If Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s suspension isn’t overturned, the battle could end up going to court. For now, it’s up to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made it official Tuesday: He will hear Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension.
The union asked Goodell to withdraw from that role because it said he was not impartial and would be called as a witness.
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 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.
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 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.
Despite being in New England Patriots country, Craig has some harsh words for Pats fans, saying that Tom Brady and his team will not see their punishments reduced.
Why didn’t the NFL follow its own precedent and decide to sit down the head coach for four games?
Again, the league has tried to absolve itself from blame or wrongdoing by levying draconian punishment against those whose bad behaviors it had enabled.