Yesterday, the NFL filed it's final appeal with the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in the Deflategate case that saw Tom Brady's four-game suspension get wiped out by Judge Richard M. Berman.
Without getting too deep into the logistics of it, the appeal basically harps on the idea that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was well within his rights to suspend Brady despite not having concrete proof of any wrongdoing by Brady.
Additionally, the penalty for equipment violations is a $25,000 fine. The NFL claims that Brady's penalty was "eminently reasonable." Right. That makes sense. The case will be heard March 3, 2016.
In other news related to this ridiculous scandal, the NFL randomly tested the PSI levels of both the Patriots' and Titans' footballs last Sunday. Brady was asked what he thought about the random testing during his weekly appearance with WEEI's Dennis & Callahan.
“No, I wasn’t aware of that,” Brady said. “I know they said they were doing some different protocols this season. They don’t really make us aware of that. … I’m not sure [if the balls were tested in a previous game this season]. This is the first time I’ve heard of it. But like I said, they had mentioned that they were going to do some different protocols. Whatever they choose to do, that’s what they choose to do.”
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