Tom Brady to appeal four-game suspension

Posted at 12:15 PM, May 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-25 17:35:38-04
DENVER, CO - Tom Brady (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

DENVER, CO – Tom Brady (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

NEW YORK – Tom Brady officially appealed his four-game suspension by the NFL, seeking a second hearing before the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court. If the appeal is denied, Brady could advance his case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The New England Patriots quarterback confirmed his decision Monday through NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah. Brady has added lawyer Ted Olson to his legal council. The request includes that the case be heard “en banc”, in front of the entire 13-judge circuit.

The court ruled 2-1 on April 25 that Commissioner Goodell was within his rights to suspend Brady for four games for his role in the use of deflated footballs in the 2015 AFC Championship game.

Click here to read Tom Brady’s request:

Update: The Patriots filed an amicus brief in support of Tom Brady and the NFLPA on Wednesday.

Previous coverage:

NFL wins ‘deflategate’ appeal; Tom Brady’s suspension reinstated