Judge may throw out suspension of Brady

Aug 20, 2015

Judge may throw out suspension of Brady

A federal judge made clear Wednesday that the NFL’s four- game suspension of Tom Brady over Deflategate is in jeopardy as the star New England quarterback returned to practice. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman, who’s been asked by the NFL Players Association to ...

Judge blasts NFL at hearing on Brady suspension

Aug 13, 2015

Judge blasts NFL at hearing on Brady suspension

A federal judge put the NFL on the defensive Wednesday over its four-game suspension of Tom Brady, demanding to know what evidence directly links the New England quarterback to deflated footballs and belittling the drama of the controversy. “What is the direct evidence that ...

Ravens deny 'tipping off' Colts about deflated footballs

Aug 6, 2015

Ravens deny 'tipping off' Colts about deflated footballs

The Baltimore Ravens deny they tipped off the Indianapolis Colts about underinflated footballs before the AFC championship game. Court papers released Tuesday in New England quarterback Tom Brady’s lawsuit against the NFL over his four-game suspension show that the Ravens contacted the Colts about ...

Brady's 'Deflategate' testimony released

Aug 5, 2015

Brady's 'Deflategate' testimony released

Tom Brady denied under oath to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell that he tampered with footballs before the AFC title game, and investigator Ted Wells said in a transcript that he never warned the New England Patriots quarterback he would be punished if he didn’t ...

Brady lawsuit moved to New York

Jul 31, 2015

Brady lawsuit moved to New York

Tom Brady’s lawsuit against the NFL in which he wants his four-game suspension overturned will be heard in New York instead of Minnesota. Brady and the players’ union filed their suit Wednesday in Minnesota. But the NFL already had filed papers Tuesday in New ...

Brady takes fight to court as Kraft rips NFL

Jul 30, 2015

Brady takes fight to court as Kraft rips NFL

Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court on Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying “I was wrong to put my faith in the league.” One day after ...

Goodell upholds Brady's four-game ban

Jul 29, 2015

Goodell upholds Brady's four-game ban

The commissioner pointed to concealed evidence. The team described it as a folly. And the agent added sham to the lexicon of “Deflategate.” Then the players’ union said it would take it all to court. Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in using ...

Union offered NFL settlement on Brady ban

Jul 24, 2015

Union offered NFL settlement on Brady ban

The players’ union proposed a settlement on Tom Brady’s four-game suspension last week that was “met with silence” by the NFL, a person familiar with the proposal told AP. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the NFL Players Association’s offer was ...

May 30, 2015

Brady's appeal set for June 23

A person familiar with the situation says Tom Brady’s appeal of his suspension in the deflated footballs scandal will be heard on June 23. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the date hasn’t been officially announced. The ...

Goodell planning to hear Brady appeal

May 23, 2015

Goodell planning to hear Brady appeal

Roger Goodell will hear four-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal. Goodell will not withdraw from what the commissioner considers his responsibility of hearing the appeal, according to several people with knowledge ...

Goodell intends to hear Brady appeal

May 21, 2015

Goodell intends to hear Brady appeal

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday it’s his responsibility to hear directly from New England quarterback Tom Brady in his appeal of his four-game suspension in the deflated footballs case. Goodell said he has not had time to study a request from the players’ ...