The NFL Players Association filed an appeal of Tom Brady‘s four-game suspension on behalf of the Patriots quarterback. Brady was suspended by the NFL this week after an investigation into “DeflateGate” concluded he was almost definitely aware of the effort to deflate footballs.
This is the statement put out by the NFLPA:
The NFLPA has filed an appeal of the four-game suspension of Tom Brady handed down by Troy Vincent.
Given the NFL’s history of inconsistency and arbitrary decisions in disciplinary matters, it is only fair that a neutral arbitrator hear this appeal.
If Ted Wells and the NFL believe, as their public comments stated, that the evidence in their report is “direct” and “inculpatory,’ then they should be confident enough to present their case before someone who is truly independent.
Brady addressed the report last week, declining to respond to any of its findings.
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