Tom Brady had until midnight tonight to file an appeal with the league. He didn't wait until the two minute warning though as the NFLPA has already filed his appeal.
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.
The 1st step in the Brady appeal process is a neutral arbitrator. If the evidence is strong, it should withstand that test.— George Atallah (@GeorgeAtallah) May 14, 2015
In the statement the NFLPA clearly believes they have a solid case against the NFL. By requesting an independant arbitrator they put the pressure squarely on the NFL to make their "more probably than not" burden of proof stand up.
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