Phil Perry, CSNNE:
Although ex-Patriots quarterback and current team radio analyst Scott Zolak says Tom Brady will never accept a suspension as part of a settlement with the NFL, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Wednesday morning that Brady is willing to accept some type of suspension for a failure to cooperate.
However, the Patriots quarterback - as Zolak noted -- isn't willing to admit to the findings of the Wells Report and the NFL insists that he do, which is why settlement talks have been unsuccessful.
The road to nowhere just got longer. While Tom Brady may be willing to accept blame for noncooperation, it appears he will never admit to the Wells' Report findings. There was no new evidence brought forth by either side or "smoking gun" from the NFL. It is more clutch and grab as the NFL and NFLPA finished Round Two.
GPS is usually pretty accurate. I don't know if that APP will help in the DeFlateGate case. Both sides are lost at sea, and the courtroom is on land. Tom E. Curran, CSNNE:
Tom Brady's Attorney Jeffrey Kessler went as far Wednesday as delving into the Wells report and the PSI findings turned in by the firm Exponent. Passing out a hand-out, Kessler said, "I call this hand-out 'Angels Dancing on the Head of a Pin.'
He went on to say that Exponent's testimony in the Wells report showed that the NFL is alleging, "Mr. McNally went into the bathroom to lower PSI one or two tenths."
Kessler said, "That's like being pulled over for going one or two miles over the speed limit and the officer saying he concluded that by counting, 'One-Mississippi, two Mississippi . . .' "
I can see why the owners want this fiasco to be over. A gentlemen's agreement (or gentleman's agreement) is an informal and legally non-binding agreement between two or more parties. It is typically oral, though it may be written, or simply understood as part of an unspoken agreement by convention or through mutually beneficial etiquette. The essence of a gentlemen's agreement is that it relies upon the honor of the parties for its fulfillment, rather than being in any way enforceable. It is, therefore, distinct from a legal agreement or contract, which can be enforced if necessary.
Round Three will be on August 31st with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Tom Brady present at ringside. The date is contingent upon the sides not being able to reach an agreement beforehand. If Judge Richard Berman were smart, he would throw in the towel and flip a coin.
[UPDATE:] Turns out this is untrue
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
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