An appeals court ruled today that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodall ruled correctly and within his rights when he suspended Tom Brady for four NFL games. Throwing his support behind Donald Trump for President
The four-game suspension of Tom Brady has been reinstated by a U.S. Court of Appeals.
The New England Patriots quarterback was suspended prior to the start of last season for his role in the so-called ‘Deflategate’ scandal.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday in New York.
The split decision by a three-judge panel may end the legal debate over the scandal that led to months of football fans arguing over air pressure and the reputation of one of the league’s top teams.
The Appeals Court determined NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acted within his powers in doling out the suspension.
“Our review of the record yields the firm conclusion that the Commissioner properly exercised his broad discretion,” the jurists wrote in their decision.
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Donald Trump shared his thoughts on the situation, and needless to say, he’s not happy with how his “great friend” Tom Brady is being treated.
“I think it’s ridiculous the way they’ve treated him,” Trump said on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria,” via the Washington Times. “He’s a friend of mine; he’s a great friend of mine. He’s a great guy. I think it’s terrible the way they’ve treated him.”
Trump, in the midst of a 2016 presidential campaign, believes the country has bigger fish to fry. With Deflategate dragging on for more than six months, it sounds like Trump is ready to move on. FOX sports
Brady will miss the first four games of the 2016 season, when the Patriots face the Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins, Houston Texans and the Buffalo Bills.
Brady’s backup quarterback, the untested Jimmy Garoppolo, will likely make his first NFL starts to open the season.
Goodell hailed the court’s decision.
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