Tom Brady suspension puts Cincinnati Bengals in driver’s seat

As every football fan assuredly knows, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had the rescinsion of his four-game Deflategate suspension overturned by a federal appeals court this past week. Of course, much more legal drama will ensue, so it is definitely not set in stone that Brady will serve the four-game suspension this coming season, if he even ends up serving any suspension...
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Former Pats RB Kevin Faulk salutes Brady, trolls NFL in draft pick announcement

Former Patriots running back Kevin Faulk strode to the podium, unbuttoned his jacket to reveal a No. 12 jersey and then name-dropped the three-time Super Bowl MVP whose reputation has been sullied by the scandal known as "Deflategate.""The New England Patriots AND Tom Brady select ..." Falk said before announcing the pick of North Carolina State offensive lineman Joe Thuney at No...
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Patriots make statement with Instagram post of Tom Brady

The New England Patriots don’t have a first-round draft pick Thursday night, but they do have social media. And they used it to take a clear jab at the league right when the 2016 NFL Draft started. It’s been a trying week for the Patriots, whose star quarterback, Tom Brady, had his four-game Deflategate suspension reinstated by the U.S. Court of Appeals on Monday. And that same...
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Mike Kensil, reported Deflategate instigator, is no longer with NFL football ops

Mike Kensil, public enemy No. 1 among New England Patriots fans, has been transferred out of his position as NFL vice president of football operations. Kensil, the reported source of the erroneous report that helped turn Deflategate into the behemoth it became, now operates under the title “vice president of game operations — international,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy...
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Report: NFL won't reopen settlement talks with Tom Brady

If Tom Brady wants to have his suspension shortened or vacated, he’ll need to appeal the court’s decision to reinstate the four-game ban. The NFL “does not see any need to reopen any settlement talks with Tom Brady and the (NFL Players’ Association),” a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Wednesday. Schefter reported the NFL believes Brady and the NFLPA have...
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Report: ‘Several’ NFL owners want Tom Brady’s suspension reduced

As the entire Deflategate battle continues in the courts following Monday’s ruling to reinstate Tom Brady’s four-game suspension, the NFL office could be facing a battle on a different front. Two owners reportedly told Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole on Tuesday that the four-game suspension handed out to Brady is “too harsh.” Those unnamed owners also concluded that several...
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Report: Teams think Pats should get picks back, didn't cheat

When the never-ending story that is Deflategate first erupted 15 months ago, the general consensus among NFL teams seemed to be that the league should drop the hammer on the New England Patriots once and for all. My, how things have changed. Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report spoke to several NFL executives when the Patriots were stripped of two draft picks for allegedly letting air...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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NY tabloids react to Brady's suspension in typical fashion

Deflategate was back in the news Monday, much to the delight of the New York tabloids. The reinstatement of Tom Brady’s four-game suspension landed the New England Patriots on the front page of Tuesday’s New York Post and the back page of the New York Daily News, both of which frequently have mocked him during the year-plus since the initial deflated-footballs story first...
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Brady considering legal options after suspension reinstated

Tom Brady is said to be considering his legal options in response to his four-game suspension for Deflategate being reinstated by an appeals court on Monday. A three-judge panel from the Second Circuit in New York voted 2-1 to reinstate the suspension, saying that Roger Goodell was within his rights to suspend the New England Patriots quarterback. ESPN’s Adam Schefter says Brady...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Destroying cell phone came back to haunt Tom Brady

A U.S. District Court of Appeals ruled on Monday to reinstate Tom Brady’s four-game suspension, and one of the issues that resurfaced in the ruling was Brady’s decision to destroy his personal cell phone. Most of the decision had nothing to do with Brady’s guilt or innocence. The issue at hand during this appeal process was whether NFL commissioner Roger Goodell acted within...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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