The NFL and suspended New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady were unable to reach a settlement in talks at a New York Federal courthouse this morning. Greg Rosenthal of NFL.com reported the development.
Brady is currently suspended for the first four games of the season for his alleged role in the Deflategate scandal, with the case now in federal court after the suspension was upheld following his appeal to the league. Judge Richard Berman had urged both sides to reach a settlement over the past few weeks, but terminated them today. A decision from him could come as early as tomorrow or Wednesday.
Brady was initially suspended in May after a report from Ted Wells, an investigator contracted by the NFL, asserted that the quarterback was indeed involved in the deflating of footballs for the AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts, which the Patriots won 45-7. New England also went on to beat the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl, but an independent equipment crew was used for that game as the investigation was in its early stages. The Patriots franchise was also fined $1 million and lost two draft picks.
Just how Judge Berman rules remains to be seen, as the suspension could go from being upheld to reduced to eliminated completely. Of course, Campus Sports will update this story as any new information becomes available.
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