Tom Brady’s Request for Rehearing of Deflategate Appeal Denied

July 13, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's appeal of his suspension by the NFL for his alleged role in the Deflategate scandal was denied Wednesday, meaning he will miss the first four games of the 2016 regular season.
Darren Heitner of Forbes produced the official document turning down Brady's request for a rehearing:
The NFL Players Association later released a statement on the decision, via Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal:
ESPN's Andrew Brandt believed the writing was on the wall prior to Wednesday's revelation because of the manner in which the court handled the proceedings:
While the decision seemingly sealed Brady's fate, he does have one final option before his suspension is set in stone, per Michael McCann of Sports Illustrated:
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that while there "is no firm decision," the expectation is that Brady will attempt to take his case in front of the Supreme Court. Albert Breer of The MMQB noted that Brady has 9...

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