Brady appeal hearing ends after more than 10 hours

Jun 24, 2015

Brady appeal hearing ends after more than 10 hours

After a 10-hour hearing, Tom Brady now must wait to find out if his appeal of a four-game suspension carried any weight with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Brady was suspended by the league for his role in the use of deflated footballs in the ...

Jun 13, 2015

Patriots acquire veteran QB Flynn

The New England Patriots have signed Matt Flynn to shore up the quarterback position with Tom Brady facing a four-game suspension. That suspension could be reduced after Brady’s hearing with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on June 23, but Flynn provides depth at a spot ...

Jun 9, 2015

Patriots cut troubled LB Spikes

The New England Patriots released linebacker Brandon Spikes on Monday as authorities investigated whether his Mercedes was involved in an accident after the car was found abandoned in a highway median near where three people were hurt in a vehicle that was rear-ended. While ...

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’ ...

Goodell to hear Brady's appeal of suspension

May 15, 2015

Goodell to hear Brady's appeal of suspension

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday night he will personally hear the suspension appeal of Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, who challenged the league’s punishment for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC Championship Game. The NFL Players Association filed the expected ...

NFL investigator rips Brady's agent, stands by report

May 13, 2015

NFL investigator rips Brady's agent, stands by report

The lawyer who investigated the New England Patriots insisted Tuesday that he found direct, not just circumstantial, evidence to show quarterback Tom Brady knew team employees were deflating footballs. Miffed by criticism from Brady’s agent, Ted Wells decided to take the unusual step of ...

NFL sacks Brady with four-game ban; Patriots fined

May 12, 2015

NFL sacks Brady with four-game ban; Patriots fined

The NFL came down hard on its biggest star and its championship team, telling Tom Brady and the Patriots that no one is allowed to mess with the rules of the game. The league suspended the Super Bowl MVP Monday for the first four ...

Brady says ball scandal doesn't impact Super Bowl win

May 8, 2015

Brady says ball scandal doesn't impact Super Bowl win

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Thursday night the scandal surrounding his use of deflated footballs during the NFL playoffs last season hasn’t detracted in any way from his Super Bowl title. “Absolutely not,” Brady told a friendly university crowd in his first ...

NFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated balls

May 7, 2015

NFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated balls

Tom Brady: Unbelievable. The 243-report on “Deflategate” came out Wednesday and stopped barely short of calling the Patriots star quarterback a cheater. It did, however, call some of his claims “implausible” and left little doubt that he had a role in having footballs deflated ...