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Report: "Influential" NFL Owners Pushing For Full Tom Brady Suspension

Roger Goodell is expected to hand down a decision on Tom Brady’s Ballghazi appeal any day now. (Whichever day it comes, it will almost certainly be announced at 5:30 p.m.) Here’s a Pro Football Talk report that claims Brady’s camp and the NFL have held talks on a potential settlement that would take the decision out… » 7/23/15 10:33am Thursday 10:33am

Report: Tom Brady Will Sue If The NFL Doesn't Throw Out His Suspension

There are rumblings that a decision on Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game Ballghazi suspension will be coming down very soon. But the union is already making a ton of noise: according to reports from ESPN and NFL.com, citing NFLPA sources, Brady and the union are already prepping a challenge in federal court if… » 7/15/15 10:10am 7/15/15 10:10am

Totally Agenda-less Sources: Tom Brady Is A Really Great Guy

In a 10-hour hearing at NFL headquarters yesterday, Tom Brady defended himself against accusations he was involved in Ballghazi and appealed his four-game suspension. If we are to believe ESPN’s sources, who certainly have no motivation other than disseminating god’s truth, Brady was so good, his suspension will… » 6/24/15 1:29pm 6/24/15 1:29pm

Roger Goodell Has More To Lose Than Tom Brady

In just a few minutes, at the NFL office at 345 Park Avenue, Tom Brady will begin his appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the Patriots’ ball-deflation scandal. And while drama and reality dictate that I say something like “he’ll be facing off against Roger Goodell,” that’s not technically true. Goodell… » 6/23/15 9:10am 6/23/15 9:10am

Roger Goodell Will Hear Tom Brady's Appeal, Says "My Mind Is Open"

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has denied the NFLPA’s request to recuse himself from overseeing Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game Ballghazi suspension. He insists that he can be a fair and unbiased administrator, even though he was the one who handed down the suspension in the first place: » 6/02/15 3:02pm 6/02/15 3:02pm

Report: NFL And Pats Participating In "Back-Channel Conversations"

The NFL and New England Patriots find themselves in a messy dispute that has the potential to irreparably damage the league. The NFL levied a harsh punishment upon Tom Brady and the Patriots based upon middling evidence, and are basically making up league rules on the fly. Meanwhile, Tom Brady’s appeal claims that his… » 5/19/15 12:25am 5/19/15 12:25am

Tom Brady's Appeal Goes Hard After Roger Goodell

Tom Brady has appealed his four-game suspension for being “generally aware” of two Patriots staffers’ schemes to illegally deflate footballs, and we learned this morning that the appeal will be heard by none other than Roger Goodell himself. That hearing is going to get really awkward when Goodell is called to testify… » 5/15/15 12:40pm 5/15/15 12:40pm

Roger Goodell Reserves The Right To Screw Over Tom Brady Again

With Tom Brady appealing his four-game Ballghazi suspension, Roger Goodell has the power to select who will hear that appeal. And he has three choices. He could pick one of his own employees; he could acquiesce to the union’s and Brady’s request that he choose an independent, third-party arbitrator; or he could just… » 5/15/15 9:12am 5/15/15 9:12am

Pats' Ballghazi Defense: "The Deflator" Was Just Trying To Lose Weight

The New England Patriots have officially fired back at Ted Wells’s Ballghazi report, in the form of an impenetrable Wordpress page that might as well be titled Loose Balls: The Truth About PSI. The site contains an attempt by one of the Patriots’ lawyers to fisk Wells’s report, and although it’s an exhausting read,… » 5/14/15 12:14pm 5/14/15 12:14pm

The NFL's Punishment Of The Patriots Proves There Is No Maximum Fine

Let’s quickly hump this Ballghazi scandal one more time—okay, this probably won’t be the last instance—for the opportunity to take another swing at the NFL for having no clue what the fuck they’re doing. The maximum fine allowable under the current CBA is $500,000, yet the league docked the Patriots $1 million, the… » 5/12/15 3:00pm 5/12/15 3:00pm