Call it legal posturing. Call it kissing up to Judge Berman. Call it whatever you want.
But despite previous reports, Tom Brady is not going to settle.
Now I am not here to say that Adam Schefter is straight up lying in that Facebook post, but I don't believe him. Better yet, I don't believe his report.
We all know that the whole reason why athletes, front office personnel and anyone "in-the-know" talk to the media is to drive their point across. This seems to be the case here with Schefter.
The NFLPA, where I think the information is coming from, is trying to send out the message that they are willing to negotiate unlike its counterpart: the NFL.
Whether they are trying to appease Judge Berman or the general pubic is something we may never know, but it's probably both.
I was just told any reports are false suggesting Brady is getting ready to accept a suspension.— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) August 19, 2015
To be fair, Schefter's report came out before the league was demolished by Judge Berman in court and I think he was told that information by the Brady camp just to show they were willing to play ball.Per 2 sources informed of Tom Brady’s thinking, his stance hasn’t changed. Not willing to accept any suspension in settlement at this point— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 19, 2015
Their real feelings surfaced from Howe and Rapoport only after court.
Brady will continue to fight and the beat goes on.
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