Tom Brady, NFL Fail to Reach Settlement on Deflategate Suspension

August 31, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Deflategate saga between New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and the NFL continued Monday, with the NFL Players Association and the league failing to reach a settlement.  
The judge presiding over the case, Richard Berman, announced, "We did not reach a settlement. The parties tried quite hard I think," per Stephen Brown of the New York Daily News.
Both Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell were in court Monday.
Judge Berman added, "In some cases (a settlement) doesn't happen. This is one of those cases."
The clock is ticking now. Per NFL reporter Albert Breer, Tom Brady won't be able to report to work on Sept. 5 if there isn't a settlement or a ruling in this case, barring an injunction. Berman did make it a point to say he would rule on the case in the next day or two, however, and "certainly before Friday."
He'll ultimately be deciding whether to uphold the four-game suspension Goodell issued Brady for his role in the Deflategat...

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