Tom Brady And The NFL May Have One Last Courtroom Showdown Days Before The Super Bowl

Ballghazi isn’t over, but both the NFL and Tom Brady would like it to be as soon as possible—or, more specifically, to be resolved before the start of the 2016 season. A federal appeals court has granted a request by both sides to expedite the appeal hearing, and the timing could turn out to be fun, with Goodell and… »9/30/15 9:22am9/30/15 9:22am

"You Are The Real MVP!!": More Letters Sent To The Ballghazi Judge

The federal judge who oversaw the Ballghazi case, vacating Tom Brady’s four-game suspension while legally shredding whatever integrity was left of the NFL’s arbitration apparatus, entered more letters from the public into the case’s docket yesterday. This batch is smaller, not quite a dozen letters, and includes a few… »9/16/15 6:40pm9/16/15 6:40pm

Here Are The Anti-NFL Letters Fans Sent The Ballghazi Judge

It’s one thing to yell and scream on the Internet; it’s another to take the time to address, stamp, and mail your anger to a federal judge. But that’s exactly what 21 people did to Judge Richard Berman, who presided over the brouhaha between the NFL and the player’s union regarding Tom Brady’s suspension and how much… »9/09/15 11:12pm9/09/15 11:12pm

Patriots Planned To Raise A Tom Brady Banner If Brady Were Still Suspended

At next Thursday’s season opener, Tom Brady will take the field and the Patriots will raise their fourth Super Bowl banner to the rafters. The latter wouldn’t have happened without the former, team president Jonathan Kraft said: the Patriots couldn’t properly celebrate a championship without its quarterback. If very… »9/04/15 10:08am9/04/15 10:08am

This Is Roger Goodell's Defining Defeat, And The One He Deserves

It’s fitting that Roger Goodell’s biggest failure, the one that could well end up permanently lessening the considerable power he and NFL owners have traditionally held over the NFLPA, was born out of the stupidest scandal in the history of the NFL, and perhaps all of sports. This is precisely the kind of defeat that… »9/03/15 12:14pm9/03/15 12:14pm

Texans Owner: J.J. Watt Wouldn't Have Destroyed His Cell Phone

Is today the day? The day of the judge’s ruling that’ll deliver us from the seven-plus months of emetic debate over deflated footballs? (Or leads to an further arbitration or an appeal, in which case there may never be an end to Ballghazi.) Better cram in all the peripheral news while we still can. Like Houston Texans… »9/02/15 9:26am9/02/15 9:26am

Judge Will Rule On Tom Brady's Suspension Within A Couple Days

Today’s court hearing—which Tom Brady and Roger Goodell were ordered to attend—was over in five minutes. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said there will be no settlement, so it’s up to him to decide whether Brady’s four-game suspension for deflating footballs should stand. And the judge said he’ll make that call… »8/31/15 12:30pm8/31/15 12:30pm