• Tom Brady will appear in court on the 12th

    Pro Football Talk "It may not have been smart for Tom Brady to destroy/dismantle/whatever his phone, but he’ll be doing the smart thing next Wednesday. According to Albert Breer of NFL Media, Brady will appear in court on August 12, for the first of two settlement conferences with Judge Richard M. Berman. Albert..." August 04

  • Bernard Pollard: I don’t like Tom Brady, but he shouldn’t be suspended

    Pro Football Talk "Bernard Pollard and Tom Brady aren’t exactly simpatico. It was Pollard who ended Brady’s 2008 season with a Week One shot to the knee, and Pollard and Brady have clashed in other games as well. But when it comes down to Brady vs. Roger Goodell, Pollard takes Brady’s side. “I do not like Tom..." August 02

  • Judge Berman takes full control of Brady case

    Pro Football Talk "Some judges don’t get directly involved in trying to settle a case. Some do. And some of the judges who get directly involved in the efforts to settle a case make it very clear to the parties that the judge is determined to settle the case. When that happens, the case usually settles. In 18..." August 01

  • Mortensen pulls plug on radio appearance, wants to see Brady exonerated

    Pro Football Talk "Apparently, only 11 of 12 reminders about his WEEI appearance to Chris Mortensen went through. Mortensen was scheduled to appear on the Dennis & Callahan show at 7:45 a.m. ET, but he has canceled. “You guys made a mistake by drumming up business for the show and how I would address my..." July 31

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    daniel kaplan @dkaplanSBJ

    Big news, Minnesota judge has ordered this morning the NFLPA lawsuit over Brady b transferred to Manhattan, where the NFL first filed

  • Minnesota court sends NFLPA, Tom Brady lawsuit to Manhattan

    CBS Sports "In a massive win for the NFL over the legal fight starting to cook up between the league, union and Tom Brady, Judge Richard Kyle ordered the lawsuit filed by the NFLPA be moved and conjoined with the NFL's original filing in New York. Judge Kyle noted the NFL's action in New York "triggers..." July 30

  • NFLPA Files Petition on Behalf of Tom Brady "The NFLPA filed an appeal today on behalf of Tom Brady in U.S. District Court of Minnesota to vacate the four-game suspension upheld by Goodell based on the following: There was no direct evidence in the Wells Report so the discipline was based on a made up “general awareness” standard to..." July 30

  • Koppen: We're talking air pressure with domestic abuse

    CSN New England "The NFL has dominated headlines throughout last season, this offseason and will likely carry on through the regular season with no end in site for Tom Brady's situation. Looking at the other suspensions over the past year, Dan Koppen thinks it's crazy that Brady is being discussed in the same..." July 30

  • When Deflatgate subsides, focus will turn to Jimmy Garoppolo

    Pro Football Talk "For now, all the talk in New England is about Tom Brady and his four-game suspension to start the season. Eventually, the focus will begin to shift to Jimmy Garoppolo, who is expected to start in Brady’s absence. Garoppolo, whom the Patriots chose in the second round of last year’s draft,..." July 30

  • Tom Brady: I’m very disappointed, I did nothing wrong

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has issued a statement denying any wrongdoing in Deflategate, and decrying NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision to suspend him for the first four games of the season. “I am very disappointed by the NFL’s decision to uphold the 4 game suspension against me,”..." July 29

  • Matthew Slater: New England Patriots have '89 other guys' following Tom Brady's lead

    Mass Live "With training camp set to begin, New England Patriots veterans Devin McCourty and Matthew Slater were first up to address the media Tuesday. As expected, there was about double the number of regular media at Gillette Stadium. Both players were asked for their thoughts on the NFL's decision to..." July 29

  • NFL offered Brady “at least 50 percent” reduction in exchange for admission of guilt

    Pro Football Talk "Before Roger Goodell the Arbitrator upheld Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four game suspension, Roger Goodell the Commissioner offered to make a deal with Brady. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFL was willing to drop the suspension by “at least 50 percent” if Brady: (1)..." July 29

  • Tom Brady's appeal denied

    SB Nation "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has denied Tom Brady's appeal of a four-game suspension for his role in the Patriots' DeflateGate scandal, the NFL announced Tuesday. The commissioner, who was arbitrator in Brady's June 23 appeal, determined that the Patriots quarterback did not surface new..." July 29

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Interesting. @judybattista says the sides were moving close to a 1-game suspension settlement. But Brady wanted records sealed. NFL wouldn’t

  • Goodell cites destroying phone in upholding Tom Brady’s suspension

    Pro Football Talk "In a not-at-all unexpected end (for now) to the #DeflateGate saga, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld his four-game suspension of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady In the league’s release on the matter, they stated that “important new information disclosed by Brady and his representatives”..." July 28

  • 6d
    Scott Soshnick @soshnick

    BREAKING: @NFL asks federal court to confirm Tom Brady suspension. Complaint filed in Manhattan #sportsbiz #NFL #preemptivestrike

  • 6d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Tom Brady & NFLPA will see the NFL in court. 2 options: fast-track it with an injunction or slow-play, keep it going until after the season

  • Report: NFL, NFLPA have had settlement talks on Tom Brady appeal

    CBS Sports "According to a report from Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, the NFL has engaged the NFLPA in settlement talks related to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his alleged role in Deflategate. With the clock ticking toward the Thursday start of the New..." July 28

  • Steelers players say they want Tom Brady to win his appeal

    Pro Football Talk "Tom Brady has support from more than the NFLPA in his appeal of his #DeflateGate suspension. The Steelers say they want him to win, or at least they say so in public. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, a number of Steelers said they hoped Brady prevailed in his appeal..." July 26

  • Report: Colts, Ravens owners don't want NFL to reduce Brady suspension

    CBS Sports "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has yet to announce Tom Brady's Deflategate fate but according to ProFootballTalk, a "small handful of influential owners" want to see the Patriots quarterback serve the four-game suspension originally handed down by the league. ESPN's Sal Paolantonio has identified..." July 26

  • NFL believes Tom Brady will accept a shorter suspension

    CBS Sports "Settlement talks between Tom Brady and the NFL have gone nowhere so far, but that could change soon. According to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole, the league believes Brady will eventually accept a deal that would involve Brady's four-game suspension being reduced. Although the potential deal..." July 24

  • 11d
    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Asked likelihood of Tom Brady decision today. Told chances same as me breaking 80 from back tees at @Winged Foot. Translation: Zero chance

  • Tom Brady leads NFL in merchandise sales for first time ever

    CBS Sports "Tom Brady is accustomed to being a league leader. He is not, however, accustomed to leading the league in merchandise sales. Yet, on Thursday, the NFLPA announced that, for the first time in his 16-year career, Brady is leading the league in merchandise sales. The data was collected from March..." July 23

  • Settlement offer in Brady case met with 'silence,' source says

    ESPN Boston "The NFL Players Association extended a settlement offer to the NFL last week regarding Tom Brady's suspension for his role in Deflategate, a source told's Dan Graziano. The offer, however, was met with "silence" by the NFL, the source said. It is believed Brady is holding firm on..." July 23

  • NFLPA “prepared to take the next step” if Tom Brady loses appeal

    Pro Football Talk "If NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell doesn’t allow Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to play in Week One, the players’ union will try to take that decision out of Goodell’s hands. That’s the word from NFLPA President Eric Winston, who said on today’s PFT Live that if Goodell does not overturn Brady’s..." July 23

  • Report: Tom Brady reps, NFL have discussed settlement amid appeal

    ESPN Boston "While Patriots quarterback Tom Brady waits on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's ruling on his appeal of the discipline levied against him for his role in the deflated football scandal, he is not sitting idly. Settlement negotiations -- which are an expected and common component of the appeal..." July 23

  • Joe Theismann: Tom Brady suspension should be reduced to zero

    CBS Sports "When it comes to Tom Brady's guilt or innoncence in Deflategate, former NFL quarterbacks seem to be split on their opinion. Hall of Famers like Jim Kelly and Troy Aikman both believe that Brady knew what was going on with the footballs. "There's no doubt [Brady knew]," Kelly said in May...." July 23

  • Goodell: ‘No Timeline’ On Brady’s Deflategate Appeal Ruling

    NESN "Still holding your breath waiting for news about Tom Brady’s appeal? Don’t exhale. We’ve heard all sorts of reports about when Roger Goodell will rule on the New England Patriots quarterback’s four-game suspension for Deflategate. On Tuesday, though, the NFL commissioner himself shot down the..." July 21

  • What happens if Brady doesn't win DeflateGate appeal?

    SB Nation "A ruling is expected soon for Tom Brady's appeal of a four-game suspension he received for his involvement in DeflateGate. The NFL commissioned a report to look into allegations that the New England Patriots played with slightly deflated balls on offense against the Indianapolis Colts in a 45-7..." July 21

  • Brady ruling expected this week, litigation seen as inevitable

    Pro Football Talk "A casual remark from Commissioner Roger Goodell to CNBC two weeks ago created widespread anticipation last week for a potential ruling on the appeal of Tom Brady’s four-game suspension. As a new week begins, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the Brady camp expects a ruling..." July 19

  • Julian Edelman says Tom Brady is 'fired up' and 'ticked off'

    Providence Journal "Julian Edelman has a message for everyone hoping to see his quarterback distracted, disconnected and flustered following this turbulent offseason: You won’t like Tom Brady when he’s angry. The 29-year-old knows Brady better than most and this offseason has seen something different in the..." July 19

  • Gronk says Goodell should 'wipe out' Brady's suspension

    Sporting News "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has yet to announce a decision on Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his alleged role in Deflategate, and Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is over it. Gronk was on "CBS This Morning" Friday to promote his new book, "It's Good to be Gronk," when..." July 19

  • Rodney Harrison: Tom Brady's 'going to make everybody pay for what's happened'

    The Score "It's unclear when New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will take the field again, but when he does, the rest of the NFL better watch out. Rodney Harrison, who played alongside Brady from 2003 to 2008, believes his former teammate will be more motivated than ever following the ongoing..." July 18

  • Deflategate ruling might come late July, Brady could play in opener

    CBS Sports "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was asked when we might learn Tom Brady's Deflategate fate. "Very soon," he said, even hinting that a ruling could come this week. So far, no go, and according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, we could all remain in the dark until the end of the month, after training camps..." July 16

  • Details emerge of Brady's potential lawsuit against NFL

    The Score "As the football world awaits a decision from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tom Brady's suspension, the NFLPA is reportedly hard at work putting together a plan of attack in the event that the New England Patriots quarterback's four-game suspension is not overturned entirely. Adam Kilgore of..." July 16

  • Report: NFLPA, Brady To Challenge Any Suspension In Court

    NESN "It could be any day now we learn the fate of Tom Brady’s appeal, but it sounds as if he and the NFLPA are already looking ahead to the next phase. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said last week a decision on Brady’s appeal of a four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate is coming soon...." July 15

  • Gronk on Brady suspension: 'Just gotta worry about myself'

    CSN New England "Rob Gronkowski knows that if Tom Brady is suspended to start the season, other Patriots are going to have to step up to help the team compensate. In that scenario, the All-Pro tight end will be especially important in helping Brady's replacement -- whoever it is -- get comfortable by serving as..." July 15

  • Tom Brady Deflategate appeal decision expected Tuesday or Wednesday

    Sporting News "It's the slowest week on the sports calendar, and the NFL isn't known for letting news vacuums go unfilled. So it stands to reason commissioner Roger Goodell's decision on Tom Brady's appeal in the Deflategate case will come down any day now, and that's exactly what a Boston sports talk host..." July 14

  • Randy Moss defends Tom Brady

    Fay Observer "f you're looking for another person to criticize New England quarterback Tom Brady for his role in the Deflategate scandal, don't turn to his former Patriot teammate Randy Moss. At a press conference Saturday in the South View gym before his Randy Moss Academy football camp, Moss made it clear..." July 14

  • Roger Goodell: Tom Brady’s Deflategate Ruling Could Come Next Week

    NESN "According to Roger Goodell, the wait almost is over. The NFL commissioner has yet to rule on Tom Brady’s appeal after the New England Patriots quarterback made his case to Goodell more than three weeks ago. At a media and tech conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, though, Goodell told CNBC’s Julia..." July 09

  • Exclusive Country Club may deny Tom Brady membership over DeflateGate

    SB Nation "Tom Brady may have run into a defense, in the uber-exclusive The Country Club of Brookline, he won’t be able to dominate. The New England Patriots quarterback and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, have reportedly applied for membership in the very private club that covers 236 acres in the..." July 01

  • Hall of Fame voters on if Deflategate will impact their vote for Brady

    SI "Legacy is a buzzword that gets trotted out often in the sports media these days—especially when the subject has Hall of Fame credentials—and when legacy meets scandal at the corner of Eyeballs Boulevard, you end up with headlines such as “Is Tom Brady's legacy on the line because of Deflategate?”..." June 29

  • Report: Decision On Tom Brady’s Appeal Likely To Take At Least A Month

    NESN "A decision on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s Deflategate suspension appeal likely won’t come before next weekend, at the earliest, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that post-hearing briefs are due next week, which means NFL commissioner Roger..." June 25

  • Transcript of Brady hearing won’t be released, yet

    Pro Football Talk "Transparency apparently has its limits. During the investigation and initial discipline phase of #DeflateGate, the NFL was committed to making all relevant information available for public scrutiny. Now that the process has progressed to an appeal of quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game..." June 24

  • Tom Brady's appeal concludes after 10 hours; no further hearings scheduled

    The Score "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's appeal of a four-game suspension concluded after 10 hours Tuesday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. No further hearings are scheduled and a decision on the appeal was not announced. Brady was suspended after the Wells Report found him to..." June 24

  • Tedy Bruschi wants Tom Brady suspension eliminated "Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi isn't staying silent during the Tom Brady hearing. He wants his old teammate completely exonerated. "I would like to see it eliminated completely ... I support this organization 100 percent and I think there's no way they should stop until it's gone..." June 24

  • 41d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The Tom Brady hearing has concluded…10 hours. No further hearings are scheduled

  • Tom Brady reportedly has ‘real chance’ to play Week 1

    Larry Brown Sports "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was in New York on Tuesday to appeal his four-game suspension, and there a number of possible outcomes that could be produced by the hearing. Could more than one of them result in Brady suiting up against the Pittsburgh Steelers for the NFL regular season..." June 23

  • Tom Brady appeal of Deflategate suspension begins at NFL headquarters

    ESPN Boston "Tom Brady and representatives from the players' union are meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell at NFL headquarters Tuesday as the New England quarterback appeals his four-game suspension. Brady is testifying under oath, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Brady was suspended by..." June 23

  • Ted Wells to attend Tom Brady hearing

    ESPN Boston "Attorney Ted Wells, whose investigative findings into the deflation of New England Patriots footballs led to severe penalties handed down by the NFL, will be present during Tom Brady's appeal hearing Tuesday in New York, according to league and union sources. Brady is appealing a four-game..." June 23

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