Tom Brady's lawyers, NFLPA lay into NFL over Deflategate appeal

Ah, Deflategate, my old nemesis. So good to see you again.

Except this really isn't major news, at least not right now. Tom Brady's legal team has once again torn the NFL a new one in it's filing with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

In so many words, Brady's attorneys and the NFL Players Association said that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was making a "sweeping grab for power" when he ruled not to reduce Brady's four-game suspension despite any hard evidence.

The decision to suspend Brady was overturned by U.S. District Court Judge Richard M. Berman a week before the 2015-16 season began.

The union is asking the court to uphold the decision made by Berman and focuses on the fact that the commissioner tried to circumvent the Collective Bargaining Agreement by suspending Brady for an equipment violation, which result in fines for first-time offenders.

The case won't be heard until March, guaranteeing Brady will play the rest of the regular season and the Super Bowl should the Patriots reach that point.

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