• NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith on Wells Report: It delivered 'exactly what the client wanted'

    The Score "As we continue to wait for the NFL to hear Tom Brady's appeal, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith has weighed in on the situation. During a television interview with ESPN on Friday, Smith had some choice words about the validity of the Wells Report, which ultimately led to a four-game..." May 23

  • NFL rejects union; Goodell stays for Brady appeal "The NFL has rejected a request from the NFL Players Association that commissioner Roger Goodell remove himself from Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The NFLPA formally made the request Tuesday, citing "a process that has contained..." May 23

  • Belichick suspected Brady wasn't being honest with him

    CSN New England "The Deflategate controversy took an interesting turn on Tuesday when Robert Kraft threw in the towel instead of challenging the NFL like many thought he would. On Sports Tonight, Michael Felger suggested Kraft did an about-face with his argument because he and coach Bill Belichick were starting..." May 21

  • Could Tom Brady turn over his cell phone to have suspension overturned?

    Larry Brown Sports "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made it clear on Wednesday that he is unlikely to grant the NFL Players Association’s request of recusing himself from the Tom Brady appeal. Could that wind up being a good thing for Brady? Brady, who is appealing a four-game suspension, has maintained that he did..." May 21

  • Darrelle Revis: ‘[The Patriots] have a history of doing stuff’

    New York Daily News "Darrelle Revis has a healthy professional respect for nemesis-turned-teammate-turned-rival Tom Brady, but he's not shedding any tears for the golden boy quarterback at the center of the Patriots' latest cheating scandal. "Everybody's blowing it up because it is Tom Brady," Revis told the Daily..." May 21

  • Tom Brady's trust level, appeal, endorsement credibility sink "Since the release of the Wells Report earlier this month, Tom Brady has been suspended four games by the NFL. But the scandal has also hurt the celebrity quarterback elsewhere. In the aftermath of Deflategate, Brady's trust level, appeal, and endorsement credibility all plunged. That's according..." May 20

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    Greg A. Bedard @GregABedard

    Was told by a high-ranking NFL source that Kraft's decision to stand down does not include a deal on Brady. Surprising to me.

  • Jim Kelly on EJ, Rex, and Tom Brady

    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle "Jim Kelly is on a little media tour this week with his wife, Jill, and their oldest daughter, Erin, as the Kelly women promote their new book, Kelly Tough. I spoke to Jill and Erin last week, and my story on their story behind the writing of the book, will appear on" May 19

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    In the letter, the NFLPA/Jeffrey Kessler say they intend to call Goodell as a witness in the appeal, therefore he can't serve as arbitrator.

  • Tom Brady appeal will go before Roger Goodell

    Boston Herald "Tom Brady’s appeal is officially on. Yesterday, the NFL Players Association released a statement confirming the Patriots quarterback would fight his four-game suspension, while calling for the league to have a third-party arbitrator hear the appeal, as opposed to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell..." May 16

  • NFLPA files appeal of Tom Brady’s Deflategate suspension

    Boston "The NFL Players Association filed an appeal on Thursday on behalf of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Brady was suspended four games by the league for his involvement in the Deflategate scandal. “Given the NFL’s history of inconsistency and arbitrary decisions in disciplinary matters, it is only..." May 15

  • Patriots: Tom Brady was calling John Jastremski to offer support

    Pro Football Talk "Tom Brady wasn’t trying to cover his tracks when he began calling equipment assistant John Jastremski in the days following the AFC Championship Game. He was being supportive, and trying to prepare Jastremski for the increased attention he might have faced. That’s the contention of one of..." May 14

  • Patriots say 'deflator' refers to employee's weight loss

    Arizona Republic "The Patriots' battle with the NFL over "Deflategate" just won't end. Thursday morning, the Patriots released the website, which is basically a 20,000-word truther site written by New England's legal team. The site picks apart every detail of the Wells report and even..." May 14

  • Donald Trump thinks Tom Brady should sue NFL for $250 million

    Larry Brown Sports "Earlier this week, the NFL announced Tom Brady would be suspended for the first four games of the upcoming season for his role in “deflategate.” Not surprisingly, Brady is expected to appeal the ruling and there’s a chance he may not miss any game action at all. Regardless of the result of the..." May 14

  • Brady appeal will focus in part on delegation of authority to Troy Vincent

    Pro Football Talk "When the NFL Players Association files later today an appeal of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension, the next phase of the #DeflateGate drama officially will begin. The first question will be whether Commissioner Roger Goodell handles the appeal himself (unlikely), appoints a..." May 14

  • Former QB Favre: Brady wasn't cheating

    WEEI Boston "Brett Favre sounds like he’s backing Tom Brady. The former Packers quarterback said he understands the NFL’s view of Deflategate and why it had to take a stand against even the “insinuation of cheating.” But said that he doesn’t believe that Brady was stretching the rules. “I don’t think by..." May 14

  • Gronk stands up for Tom Brady in aftermath of Deflategate "The entire landscape of NFL players and coaches could hate Tom Brady for his role in Deflategate, but Brady's reputation across the league probably isn't going to make much of a difference to the players and coaches currently stationed in Foxborough. We know where Robert Kraft stands concerning..." May 13

  • Schefter: Source Predicts Tom Brady’s Suspension Will Be Overturned

    NESN "Tom Brady has lawyered up, and many believe the team he put together is on par with the Super Bowl XLIX champs. The New England Patriots quarterback could have his DeflateGate suspension overturned, a source texted ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who relayed the message on “The Herd With Colin Cowherd.”..." May 13

  • Report: Brady hires Kessler, a thorn in the NFL's side

    CSN New England "Jeffrey Kessler will help make up Tom Brady's legal team, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, which may not be great news for the NFL. Schefter told Colin Cowherd Tuesday that he received a text from "somebody connected to the [Deflategate] story in some way" stating: "Brady's team is unreal I..." May 13

  • Former NFL QB A.J. Feeley says he saw Tom Brady use illegal footballs "A.J. Feeley played quarterback for five different NFL teams during an 11-year career that began in 2001. On Wednesday, Feeley said that during his time with the Dolphins in 2004, he observed Tom Brady using a "beat-up" football during a game when the rules stipulated that new footballs provided by..." May 13

  • The NFL's Super Bowl invitation to Tom Brady is now rich with irony

    Yahoo! Sports "Here's the great disconnect in this whole Tom Brady/deflate-gate/suspension kerfuffle: both Brady and the NFL need each other far more than they want to admit. And so, like a high school couple that's broken up yet must share the same halls together until summer vacation, they'll carry out this..." May 13

  • Ted Wells sure of Tom Brady's guilt, defends integrity of report

    Sporting News "Ted Wells isn't happy with Tom Brady's representation, and that won't help the Patriots quarterback get his four-game suspension reduced. Wells took offense to Brady's agent, Don Yee, calling him out for a lack of integrity and saying the detailed report from the Deflategate investigation was..." May 12

  • Eli Manning sympathizes with Tom Brady over DeflateGate suspension, but 'understands' NFL's decision

    New York Daily News "Eli Manning wasn’t happy at all to hear the news that his friend, Tom Brady, was suspended by the NFL in the wake of DeflateGate. Then again, the Giants quarterback said, rules are rules. “I don’t like to see anybody get suspended, I don’t like to see anybody get in trouble, so in no way am..." May 12

  • NFL announces 4-game suspension for Brady. Pats fined $1M and lose two draft picks "The NFL has suspended New England Patriots quarterback four games for his role in deflating football for the AFC Championship Game, the league said in a statement Monday. The Patriots will also lose a first-round pick in 2016 and a fourth-round pick in 2017 and have been fined $1..." May 12

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Filed to ESPN: Tom Brady suspended four games, Pats lose 1st round pick in 2016 and a 4th in 2017, and team fined $1 million, per source:

  • Report: Tom Brady Likely to Appeal “Heavy Suspension”

    Sportsnaut "Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole is reporting that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is expected to receive a “heavy suspension” for his role in the Deflategate scandal. That report comes with a pretty big caveat, as Cole, citing sources close to the situation, goes on to indicate that..." May 11

  • Sources: Patriots fear 6-8 game suspension for Brady

    CSN New England "No one knows specifically what the Deflategate punishment will be for Tom Brady, but within Gillette Stadium they are bracing for the worst. Sources with the Patriots I have spoken with tell me they are fearful of a lengthy suspension, perhaps in the six- to eight-game range, for Brady in the..." May 09

  • Tom Brady will be suspended for role in DeflateGate, announcement expected next week

    New York Daily News "Tom Brady will be the highest profile player ever suspended in the 96-year history of the NFL. Roger Goodell's decision is expected to be announced next week and it is no longer a matter of if the NFL commissioner will suspend Brady, but for how long he will suspend him. In conversations..." May 09

  • Why Roger Goodell faces a no-win situation with Tom Brady's suspension

    Newark Star-Ledger "It's been two days since his independent investigator kicked a pile of wet mud on the smiling face of his league, and still, Roger Goodell hasn't weighed in with his punishment. Forget all the yelling from both sides of this one. Goodell's decision on what to do next — no suspension, a short..." May 08

  • Tom Brady has no reaction to Wells report, yet

    Pro Football Talk "Coincidentally (or not), Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s first public appearance following the release of the Ted Wells report came one day after the issuance of the Ted Wells report. And while Brady’s agent has brutally attacked the report, Brady claims he has nothing to say about it...." May 08

  • Season-long Tom Brady suspension can't be dismissed, report says

    Sporting News "Discipline for Tom Brady is on the way. After Wednesday's release of the Wells Report revealed the Patriots quarterback's "more probably than not" guilt in the Deflate-gate scandal, many anticipate at least a fine, and perhaps a suspension. But for how long? Could the NFL suspend Brady for an..." May 08

  • Suspension of Tom Brady seems unavoidable

    Pro Football Talk "It’s difficult to predict the discipline will be imposed as a result of the Ted Wells report without knowing who will be imposing it. (More on that in a later blurb.) But it’s clear based on the conclusions and other observations in the Wells report that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady faces a..." May 07

  • Brady's agent: Report has 'tragic flaws,' is 'sting'

    ESPN Boston "Don Yee, the agent for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, said in a statement Thursday that the findings of the Wells report "contains significant and tragic flaws" and "is a significant and terrible disappointment." The NFL has found that it is probable that Patriots personnel..." May 07

  • NFL source says Tom Brady suspension "definitely on the table."

    Bleacher Report "Tom Brady lied. That's the "more probable than not" conclusion reached by super sleuth Ted Wells, whose comprehensive, legitimate and weighty report was released Wednesday. This is the key graph. This is the part that will lead to a re-examination of a great player's legacy: For the..." May 06

  • Tom Brady Sr. vehemently defends son: 'This was Framegate right from the beginning'

    USA Today "Tom Brady has chosen to remain silent thus far in the wake of the so-called "Deflategate" report issued by independent attorney Ted Wells on Wednesday. The findings say Brady, the New England Patriots superstar quarterback, "was at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities" by two team..." May 06

  • Tom Brady looks bad in Deflategate report

    Boston Herald "To this point in a career that’s been nearly pristine, Tom Brady hasn’t faced much in the way of criticism. He’s taken more hits for jumping off cliffs than anything he’s done on a football field. Until now. He’s become the fall guy for Deflategate. With Ted Wells report out today, while..." May 06

  • Tom Brady to miss Patriots' White House visit "The New England Patriots are meeting the President of the United States today. They'll just be doing so without their leader. Tom Brady will not be in attendance, a team spokesman confirmed with Around The NFL. The spokesman said that Brady had a "family commitment" and was unable to make it." April 23

  • Tom Brady won’t give RG3 advice until after he retires

    Larry Brown Sports "Tom Brady may have a “nice guy” persona to the public, but that doesn’t mean he’s a sweetheart when it comes to his opponents. In fact, Brady is so competitive that he declined to give advice to a fellow QB until after his playing career is over. Last year the Patriots and Redskins held joint..." April 21

  • Tom Brady arrives early for voluntary workouts

    ESPN Boston "Think New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is excited to turn the page to the 2015 season? If his 7 a.m. ET arrival for the opening of the team's offseason program Monday is any indication, the answer is a resounding yes. Brady's presence for the first day of voluntary workouts was..." April 20

  • Tom Brady Is Reportedly Looking to Become a "Huge Movie Star" After Football

    Complex "Tom Brady's NFL career is coming to a close. He's probably not going to retire in the next year or two. But within five years, we'd expect him to hang up his cleats. And when he does, it sounds like he already knows what he wants to do with his life. Tom Brady haters are not going to like..." February 24

  • Brandon LaFell Chipped Tom Brady’s Tooth On Super Bowl Touchdown Headbutt

    NESN "Tom Brady finally got a taste of his own headbutting medicine. New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon LaFell told NFL Network’s “NFL Total Access” crew that he chipped Brady’s tooth on a headbutt after their Super Bowl XLIX touchdown hookup. “Man, he texted me the other day,” LaFell..." February 11

  • Butler receives Brady's SB MVP Chevy truck

    ESPN Boston "Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler smiled to the cameras and reached out his hands to mimic an interception in front of the new red Chevrolet Colorado truck he received Tuesday. It was a lighthearted moment as Butler happily took ownership of the truck thanks to New England Patriots quarterback Tom..." February 10

  • The Super Bowl Story, According to Tom Brady "It’s understandable when a stunning event overwhelms a career-defining event, the way it did in Super Bowl XLIX eight days ago. We spent three or four days piling on Pete Carroll for a call that seemed (and still seems) foolhardy, a decision that cost Seattle a second straight Super Bowl victory..." February 09

  • IRS Is Coming After Tom Brady's Super Bowl MVP Truck "The world champion New England Patriots will celebrate with the city of Boston today in the now customary duck boat parade downtown. It would be fitting if an IRS agent was waiting for quarterback Tom Brady at the end of the route. Specifically, he might want to talk about Brady’s new truck...." February 06

  • Brady, McDaniels smelled blood when Jeremy Lane went down

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane made a huge play in the first quarter of the Super Bowl, but it was his last play. And the Patriots quickly capitalized on his absence. Lane intercepted a Tom Brady pass in the end zone, but on the return he broke his arm and had to leave the game. NFL Films..." February 05

  • Brady Sr. defends son's reputation "There was going to be a time and a place for Tom Brady Sr. to talk about Deflategate. It ended up being Sunday night on the field at University of Phoenix Stadium, among the confetti of the New England Patriots' Super Bowl XLIX victory over Seattle. Brady Sr. opened up while leaning against a..." February 02

  • Tom Brady hoping Peyton Manning won’t retire - ‘The league will miss him’

    New York Daily News "Tom Brady doesn't want Peyton Manning to retire. Manning's future remains in doubt after he staggered to the finish line due to age and injuries, but his longtime rival — and friend — doesn't want him to walk away from the game yet. "What a great player that he's been for this league," Brady..." January 29

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    Mike Reiss @MikeReiss

    Tom Brady says he is battling a cold. His kids and wife were sick and he brought it to Phoenix. Says he will be 100 percent for game.

  • Tom Brady's dad: 'It will end badly' in New England "Tom Brady's contract runs through 2017 -- he'll turn 40 right before that season -- and he's given every indication of wanting to play longer than that. A New York Times Magazine profile describes Brady adhering to a strict training regimen and talking about playing until he's 43 or 44. "I..." January 27

  • Brady Admits His "Feelings Got Hurt" After Deflategate Blowback

    WEEI Boston "Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, making his weekly appearance on WEEI’s Dennis & Callahan show, acknowledged that his “feelings got hurt” during last week’s attacks on his integrity and again issued a staunch denial of any role in Deflategate. To hear the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan..." January 26

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