League files appeal over Deflategate decision


NEW YORK: The National Football League has filed its appeal of a US judge’s decision in the Deflategate case which pitted New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady against commissioner Roger Goodell. The league’s opening brief in the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit questions the decision by Judge Richard M. Berman on September 3 that vacated Brady’s four-game suspension. In its brief, the NFL says Berman “vastly exceeded” his authority and it argues that Goodell has “broad authority to impose discipline” through the league’s collective bargaining agreement with the union.



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