• Would the NFL appeal a two-game Brady suspension?

    Pro Football Talk "It’s become a given that Judge Richard M. Berman doesn’t have the option to impose anything less than a four-game suspension on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Technically, that’s accurate. As a practical matter, Judge Berman can reduce the suspension to two games, explaining that he has..." September 01

  • Legal expert: 'More probable than not' that Tom Brady plays in opener

    CBS Sports "Michael McCann, a legal analyst for Sports Illustrated and the director of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute at the University of New Hampshire, said in an interview with NESN on Tuesday that he believes Tom Brady will play in the Patriots' season opener against the Pittsburgh..." September 01

  • LB James Harrison believes Goodell will prevail in Brady ruling

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "James Harrison hasn't made any attempt to hide his contempt for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. But when it comes to the Deflategate situation with Tom Brady, Harrison expects Goodell to prevail. Federal judge Richard Berman on Monday pledged to rule by Friday on Brady's challenge of his..." September 01

  • Judge announces no settlement in Tom Brady talks, expects ruling soon

    ESPN Boston "The NFL and Tom Brady have failed to reach a settlement in the quarterback's appeal of his four-game suspension for his involvement in the "Deflategate" scandal. U.S. District Court Judge Richard M. Berman announced Monday that the sides will not settle the case, saying that he will announce a..." September 01

  • Report: Tom Brady Admitting Guilt Could Have Cut One Game Off Suspension

    NESN "Tom Brady and the NFL ultimately did not reach a settlement Monday in the New England Patriots quarterback’s Deflategate suspension appeal, and according to reports, the league never even made an official offer. The NFL was willing to cut a deal with Brady, according to Gary Myers of the New..." August 31

  • Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen divorce rumors likely off base

    Larry Brown Sports "The New England Patriots won their fourth championship in the last 13 years roughly six months ago, but that does not mean it has been a relaxing offseason for Tom Brady. There have been rumors that the Deflategate saga and other personal issues have put a strain on Brady’s marriage. As we all..." August 27

  • Donald Trump calls treatment of Tom Brady 'ridiculous' and 'terrible'

    Washington Times "Businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Thursday it’s “ridiculous” the way New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been treated, calling the three-time Super Bowl MVP a “great guy” and “a great friend of mine.” “I think it’s ridiculous the way they’ve treated..." August 22

  • Randy Moss says fight vs. NFL is affecting Patriots QB Tom Brady

    ESPN Boston "Former New England Patriots receiver Randy Moss sees great things from quarterback Tom Brady in practice, but he also sees how Brady's ongoing battle with the NFL has affected him. "One thing you all have to realize is that Tom is human," Moss said Thursday after the Patriots' joint practice..." August 21

  • Sherman: Tom Brady’s Suspension ‘Should Bring Up Some Red Flags’

    NESN "Richard Sherman is no longer talking trash to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on the field. Instead, his anger is directed at the NFL. The Seattle Seahawks cornerback is upset with the penalties given to Brady for his alleged involvement in the Deflategate saga. “You’re fining..." August 20

  • Report: Tom Brady's suspension will begin Sept. 5 if case isn't settled

    CBS Sports "Tom Brady's suspension will officially start Sept. 5 if his appeal isn't resolved by then, according to The NFL and NFLPA held a settlement conference Wednesday that concluded with no indication that either side was ready to settle. The two sides are due back in court Aug. 31 for..." August 20

  • Report: Brady willing to accept suspension for not cooperating

    Larry Brown Sports "Tom Brady is willing to miss at least one regular season game as a result of the Deflategate scandal, but the wording in any potential settlement is of great importance to the New England Patriots quarterback. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Brady would be open to accepting a suspension only..." August 19

  • Tom Brady open to ban for failing to cooperate; settlement talks at impasse

    ESPN Boston "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is open to accepting some form of suspension, but only if it can be for failing to cooperate with the NFL rather than admitting to the Wells report findings, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Wednesday. Even with those parameters, however,..." August 19

  • 14d
    Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero

    Tom Brady plans to attend tomorrow's federal court hearing in New York, per source.

  • 14d
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Roger Goodell, Tom Brady and lawyers met today in settlement talks with Magistrate Judge James Francis, but "got nowhere", per source.

  • Tom Brady skips practice, Patriots QB will reportedly attend DeflateGate hearing on Wednesday

    New York Daily News "Tom Brady skipped practice Tuesday morning and reportedly will be back in court in lower Manhattan on Wednesday with oral arguments scheduled in the never-ending DeflateGate case. The Patriots are practicing this week against the Saints at New Orleans’ training camp in White Sulphur Springs, W...." August 18

  • Ruling from Judge Berman won’t be the end of #DeflateGate

    Pro Football Talk "With neither the NFL nor the NFL Players Association showing any real inclination to resolve the litigation arising from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension, a ruling from Judge Richard M. Berman seems more likely. And some think the ruling will mark the end of the #DeflateGate..." August 17

  • Brady's lawyers allege 'smear campaign' by NFL

    ESPN Boston "Alleging a "smear campaign" against their client, Tom Brady's attorneys on Friday reiterated their claims of unfair treatment by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as they seek to overturn Brady's four-game suspension for his role in the use of deflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game. In..." August 15

  • Report: Next week’s Brady hearing could include witnesses

    Pro Football Talk "On Wednesday, the NFL and the NFLPA are scheduled to return to Judge Richard M. Berman’s courtroom for a settlement conference and oral argument regarding Tom Brady’s four-game suspension. But there’s another wrinkle to the proceedings that could become very interesting. Sal Paolantonio of ESPN..." August 14

  • Aaron Rodgers backs Tom Brady amid Deflategate controversy

    Fox Sports "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has become one of professional sports' most polarizing figures since his role in the Deflategate scandal. Some say he's a cheater; others still see him as a hero. But Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers calls him a "buddy," according to..." August 14

  • 18d
    Christopher Price @cpriceNFL

    Tom Brady announced with rest of starting offense, and he gets a big hand.

  • 19d
    Andrew Brandt @adbrandt

    Per court order today, parties will meet again in conference Wednesday. Principals - Brady and Goodell - not required to attend.

  • Lawyer: Judge Berman ‘Will Absolutely Vacate’ Tom Brady’s Suspension

    NESN "Tom Brady’s day in court went pretty well Wednesday. So well, in fact, that one lawyer believes Brady will be under center for every New England Patriots game this season. Alan Milstein, an attorney who previously has tried cases against the NFL before Judge Richard Berman, told Sports..." August 13

  • 20d
    StaceyDales @StaceyDales

    Per talks w multiple sources who know Belichick, Brady highly expected NOT 2 play v.GB, based on BBs long tradition of being at prax to play

  • Peyton on Brady emails referencing him: No harm, no foul

    Pro Football Talk "During Wednesday’s hearing in New York, Tom Brady’s lawyer Jeffrey Kessler pointed to the release of an email about pool covers that was part of the lawsuit filed by the NFLPA as an example of the privacy concerns that led Brady to not fully cooperate with Ted Wells’s investigation into..." August 12

  • Court sketch of Tom Brady is the scariest thing you'll see all day

    CBS Sports "There were a lot of interesting things that came out of Tom Brady and the NFLPA's settlement conference with the NFL in United States District Court on Wednesday and you can read about all of those things by clicking here. But we're not here to talk about those things. We're here to talk about..." August 12

  • Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen divorce rumors resurface

    Larry Brown Sports "As Tom Brady continues his fight against the NFL in an attempt to clear his name in the Deflategate scandal, rumors have surfaced that he is also dealing with trouble at home. The cover of the latest issue of OK! Magazine claims Brady and his wife Gisele Bundchen are heading for a divorce. A..." August 12

  • Jeffrey Kessler: We aren’t here if Brady had been fined

    Pro Football Talk "Wednesday’s hearing on the Tom Brady case has concluded with Judge Richard Berman ordering both sides to take part in another settlement hearing after questioning NFL attorney Daniel Nash and Brady’s attorney Jeffrey Kessler during the proceedings in Manhattan. Kessler gave a hint about what..." August 12

  • Report: NFL won't settle case unless Brady accepts Wells Report findings

    CBS Sports "According to a report from ESPN, the NFL will not settle its federal court case with the NFLPA and Tom Brady unless Brady accepts the findings of the Wells Report. In case you've somehow forgotten by now, Ted Wells found that it was "more probable than not" that Brady was "at least generally..." August 12

  • Roger Goodell, Tom Brady heading to court for Deflategate hearing today

    USA Today "So it has come to this: Deflategate is going to court. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, with the backing of the Players Association, will appear in a Southern District of New York court Wednesday morning, opposite NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the league in a status/settlement conference..." August 12

  • 20d
    Ben Volin @BenVolin

    I asked Goodell why the NFL didn't correct the ESPN report from January. Here's his answer. Can you make sense of it?

  • Report: Brady doesn’t want to admit guilt; settlement unlikely

    Larry Brown Sports "The judge presiding over Tom Brady’s case against the NFL once again urged the two sides on Tuesday to work toward a settlement before Wednesday’s scheduled hearing. Unless the NFL is willing to admit it has no hard evidence against Brady, a settlement remains unlikely. Despite Judge Richard..." August 11

  • Brady with Ben Affleck when Affleck got caught cheating?

    Larry Brown Sports "Tom Brady has had the exact opposite of a boring offseason, and a little trip he supposedly took with actor and director Ben Affleck may have made things even more interesting than we could have imagined. According to a report from the New York Post, Brady was with Affleck at around the same..." August 11

  • Magic Johnson: Beating Patriots Without Tom Brady Isn’t A Real Win

    NESN "Tom Brady has a friend in one of Boston sports’ biggest rivals. Magic Johnson, who attended the Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Softball Classic on Monday in Pawtucket, R.I., voiced some pretty rabid support for the New England Patriots quarterback. In fact, the former Los Angeles Laker doesn’t even..." August 10

  • NFLPA: Brady never had suspension knowledge

    WEEI Boston "On Friday both the NFL and the NFLPA filed motions in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Nothing in the motions wasn’t anything new, although the biggest claim in the NFL’s motion was investigator Ted Wells’ independence in the case is “irrelevant.” The NFLPA’s major..." August 09

  • Roger Goodell stands by decision, calls Tom Brady 'great young man'

    Sporting News "As the NFL and NFLPA take each other to court over Tom Brady's four-game suspension, commissioner Roger Goodell is standing by his decision. Goodell upheld the punishment handed to the Patriots quarterback for allegedly knowing he was playing with underinflated footballs during January's AFC..." August 08

  • Roger Goodell concluded Tom Brady was more than ‘generally aware’ of Deflategate

    Larry Brown Sports "Roger Goodell has publicly applauded the work that so-called “independent” investigator Ted Wells did with Deflategate, but did the NFL commissioner draw his own conclusions beyond those reached by the multimillion-dollar investigation? In its legal brief submitted to U.S. District Judge..." August 08

  • Ex-Pack GM Ron Wolf says comment to Roger Goodell no laughing matter

    ESPN "Former Green Bay Packers general manager Ron Wolf said Friday that his comment one night earlier to Roger Goodell regarding the commissioner's handling of the Tom Brady case was sincere. "I wasn't trying to be a wise guy," Wolf told ESPN's Chris Mortensen. "I realize he has a real tough job. It..." August 08

  • “Conduct detrimental” vs. “equipment violation” in Brady vs. NFL

    Pro Football Talk "The 456-page Tom Brady appeal hearing transcript has now been distilled to a pair of competing 15-page legal briefs aimed at helping the NFL and NFL Players Association persuade Judge Richard M. Berman to squeeze the other side harder when trying to broker a resolution at not one but two upcoming..." August 08

  • NFL, players union file separate motions in Deflategate proceeding

    Sporting News "The NFL and NFLPA on Friday filed separate motions related to Deflategate with a U.S. District Court in New York. The NFL asked Judge Richard M. Berman to confirm commissioner Roger Goodell's decision to uphold the four-game suspension imposed on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for his role in..." August 08

  • Tom Brady had to change his cell number for a crazy reason

    CBS Sports "Making millions of dollars a year and being married to a Supermodel sounds like an easy existence, but Tom Brady's life isn't all fun and games. Besides dealing with Deflategate, there is one huge downside to being the Patriots quarterback: You have to change your cell number every so often..." August 06

  • Suspension will end Brady’s streak of 108 consecutive starts

    Pro Football Talk "Among many accomplishments in his Hall of Fame career, this one is often overlooked: Tom Brady is one of only eight quarterbacks in NFL history to start 100 consecutive games, and he’s the only quarterback to have two separate 100-start streaks. Unfortunately for Brady, his current streak of..." August 06

  • NFLPA wanted Tom Brady appeal transcript released, NFL declined

    Larry Brown Sports "Before Tom Brady took his four-game suspension to federal court, the NFL Players Association and the NFL agreed to keep the transcript from Brady’s appeal hearing sealed. Now that a judge has ordered that the documents be released to the public, it’s obvious why the league would have rather kept..." August 06

  • Tom Brady’s diva demands revealed in emails

    Page Six "Diva New England quarterback Tom Brady couldn’t stop griping about the color of his pool cover and fussing over the fabric of his sweaters just months before winning the Super Bowl. The cheating Patriot cast light on his marvelously pampered life as the spouse of world-famous model Gisele..." August 06

  • 'Game on' for Tom Brady against Peyton Manning: The end is near

    ESPN "Tom Brady makes no bones about how he rates himself against Peyton Manning. Brady, in an email message to an old friend made public as part of the federal Deflategate lawsuit, says the "final chapter" of his rivalry with Manning will be decided when Brady ultimately plays for seven or eight..." August 05

  • Jim Kelly: Tom Brady must 'stand up and man up' to clear name

    ESPN "Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly believes that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady needs to be more open about defending his lack of involvement in the team's ball-deflation scandal. "Tom Brady's name is being tarnished," the former Buffalo Bills quarterback told ESPN's First Take on..." August 05

  • Goodell blatantly lied to make Tom Brady look dishonest

    Larry Brown Sports "There are plenty of things Tom Brady could be lying about when it comes to his alleged role in Deflategate. But after skimming through the transcript from Brady’s appeal hearing, it has become obvious that Roger Goodell tried to make Brady look more dishonest than he actually was. The best..." August 05

  • In released transcript of testimony, Tom Brady denied having any role in deflating footballs

    New York Daily News "Tom Brady was duly sworn in by a court official on June 23 when he denied cheating with deflated footballs in January’s AFC Championship game. “In the history of my career, I never thought about the inflation level of a ball,” Brady said in a transcript of his arbitration hearing made public..." August 05

  • NFL, NFLPA settlement talks began Monday

    CSN New England "Per the request (order, demand, ultimatum) of Judge Richard Berman, the NFL and NFLPA began conferring Monday, presumably to lay the groundwork for a settlement prior to the two sides sitting down with Berman on August 12. Docket entries from Monday tweeted by attorney Daniel Wallach showed the..." August 05

  • NFL exec Dave Gardi lied to Patriots about how underinflated ball was

    Larry Brown Sports "Tom Brady’s appeal hearing transcript has further confirmed what we already knew — the NFL’s process of testing the air pressure in footballs at halftime of the AFC Championship Game was a complete mess. The hours and days after the Deflategate scandal were so messy that even NFL executives..." August 05

  • Tom Brady told Roger Goodell he never knew Jim McNally

    CBS Sports "According to legal documents obtained by, Tom Brady informed Roger Goodell and the NFL during his appeal hearing he never knew Patriots equipment employee Jim McNally. McNally, a locker room attendant with the Patriots for over a decade, is at the center of the Deflategate..." August 04

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