Twenty-one engineering and physics professors from across the United States are backing Tom Brady's petition to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit for a rehearing of his Deflategate case.
Simply put, these professors all point to science as the reason a rehearing should be granted.
"This is not tampering. It is science. And it pervades the NFL. Games routinely are played with footballs that fall below the league's minimum pressure requirement," the papers said. "Courts should not be powerless to consider the absence of scientific proof when a proceeding is so interlaced with laws of science."
Appellate courts almost never grant rehearings, but with the amount of attention this case has received, it's certainly not crazy to think the full appellate court will hear it again.
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