DeMaurice Smith Comments on Tom Brady’s Appeal, Deflategate and the Wells Report

May 22, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With the appeal of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's suspension for his alleged role in the Deflategate scandal looming, NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith sounded off Friday on ESPN's Outside the Lines.
Just as the Patriots organization has been, Smith was extremely critical of Ted Wells' report on Deflategate and suggested it wasn't truly unbiased due to Wells' previous relationship with the NFL, according to Christopher Price of WEEI.com:
In addition, Smith believes the NFL higher-ups wanted the Wells report to incriminate Brady and the Patriots as a whole, per Ben Volin of the Boston Globe:
Another point of contention among those fighting Brady's four-game suspension is the fact that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is set to oversee the hearing. The NFLPA requested Goodell recuse himself from the appeal process. 
According to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said no decision has be...

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