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Tom Brady Appeal Denied; Four-Game Suspension Looms

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit formally informed Tom Brady and the NFL Players Association on Wednesday that the three-time Super Bowl MVP’s appeal in regards to his four-game suspension has been denied.

Brady’s last options deal with eventually presenting this to the Supreme Court of the United States. Reportedly, he has seven days to put together a request for a stay (pause of the suspension) to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which would be the first step to possibly get the Supreme Court to hear the case.

SecondCircuitMeanwhile, the NFLPA was extremely displeased at the decision citing the NFL basically displaying bad business practices:

The NFL Players Association is a labor Union that protects the rights of all of its members and pursues any violations of those rights by any means necessary. We are disappointed with the decision denying a rehearing, as there were clear violations of our collective bargaining agreement by the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell.


Despite today’s result, the track record of this League office when it comes to matters of player discipline is bad for our business and bad for our game. We have a broken system that must be fixed.

We will review all of our options carefully on behalf of Tom Brady and all NFL players.

According to legal experts, the odds of Brady winning this battle are slim and none and slim left town awhile ago.

Should the suspension stand, he will miss games against the Cardinals, Dolphins, Texans, and Bills.

In related, if you still feel strongly about Brady’s innocence, there are still “Free Tom Brady” t-shirts available for you to purchase.

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