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Today, we’ll be taking your pulse on the Tom Brady appeal in light of word that settlement discussions for Brady have occurred between the NFL and the Players Association. The commissioner is being pushed by “a small handful of influential owners” to uphold Brady’s four-game suspension, but the league’s participation in settlement talks could be an indication that they are fearful of how a judge would rule on the matter in court.
NFLPA president Eric Winston, meanwhile, sounds fed up with the whole process. When asked how long it might take for Goodell to render his verdict, Winston said it’s “not even worth trying to guess” when Goodell will make his decision. The union prez hopes that Brady’s appeal is successful, but if he’s not, the union is prepared to take the next step, which would mean legal action.
With the possibility of a showdown in court becoming more and more realistic, how do you see Brady’s situation playing out? Do you think he could have his entire suspension overturned? Let us know in the comments!