Appeals Court Reinstates Tom Brady’s Deflategate Suspension
Patriots fans are going to lose it.
As of Monday, Tom Brady is in the dog house.
The New England Patriots quarterback was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 NFL season after a federal appeals court overturned a prior ruling that said Roger Goodell and the NFL erred in its handling of the disciplinary process that led the quarterback’s punishment for in his role for “deflategate.”
Dear God. This is the story that will not die
Unless Brady decides to accept the suspension, it’ll keep dragging on too. If he remains defiant, Brady has options to continue the appeal. Here’s what they are, according to NFL Network reporter Albert Breer:
Tom Brady's recourse is to seek a stay/injunction and a) ask for a re-hearing before the full 2nd circuit or b) appeal to the Supreme Court.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 25, 2016
Given Brady’s cozy relationship with future President Donald Trump, don’t be surprised to see him appeal to the Supreme Court, where the newly-appointed Justice Omarosa will surely be the swing vote in a 5-4 decision in the quarterback’s favor.