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NFLPA Likey to Appeal in Federal Court If Tom Brady Is Suspended

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    NFLPA Likey to Appeal in Federal Court If Tom Brady Is Suspended
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    The NFL sanctioned New England Patriots quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady for his role in a AFC Championship cheating scandal that found game balls were intentionally under-inflated below game regulations, making them easier to throw. Unless he appeals, Brady will miss the first four games of the season. The Patriots were fined $1 million and two draft picks.

    The union representing players in the National Football League says it's "going to the mat" for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

    Even if Tom Brady's four-game suspension is reduced, the NFL Players Association is expected to appeal the decision in federal court.

    The Players Association has cited the following issues with the Deflategate allegations and equipment policies:

    • The phrasing of "generally aware" in the Ted Wells report
    • The lack of notification to players if and when there was a change in policy or rules of NFL
    • The general lack of procedure and protocols to test ball inflation

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has hinted a ruling on Brady's appeal could be handed down this week. The star quarterback is facing the suspension for his alleged involvement in the deflating of footballs during the team's AFC Championship game against the Colts.

    The Patriots as an organization have already been punished by the league. The NFL fined the Pats $1 million and took away two draft picks. 

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