If you thought Deflategate was over, you’d be wrong. Terribly mistaken. Apparently, it’s still a thing, as Tom Brady found out on Monday. A federal appeals court ruled that Brady must serve his 4-game suspension that was not imposed last season.
Roger Goodell is surely smiling somewhere, as he walked away with a loss last year in this whole matter. But he was able to save face and get the last laugh here.
“We hold that the Commissioner properly exercised his broad discretion under the collective bargaining agreement and that his procedural rulings were properly grounded in that agreement and did not deprive Brady of fundamental fairness,” the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday in a 2-1 decision in New York.
But don’t expect Brady to accept this suspension laying down. He is reportedly exploring all of his legal options to appeal this decision that was handed down from…a federal appeals court.
So, while it sounds like this decision is final, maybe it’s not. You’d think there’s some sort of statute of limitations on something like this given the amount of time that has elapsed.