Brady’s appeal of suspension postponed


Three-time Super Bowl MVP (and quarterback) Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs transgression will not be heard by Wednesday’s ten day deadline. No date for the appeal has been set as of yet. The collective bargaining agreement specifically calls for it to be heard within a ten day time frame. Nevertheless, the league and the players’ union can concur on postponing the hearing. The two sides do not agree on much else. The union put in a request for Commissioner Roger Goodell to recuse himself from hearing the appeal. The reasoning was because of the fact that he lacked impartiality and could potentially be called to the stand as a witness. Goodell refused to withdraw. Troy Vincent, the league’s executive vice president of football operations, was the one who handed down the suspension to Brady. Vincent also fined the New England Patriots a staggering $1 million and robbed them of a first-round draft pick next year and a fourth-rounder in 2017. Patriots owner Robert Kraft stated last week that he will not appeal the team’s penalties.


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