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Report: Colts, Ravens owners pushing Goodell to uphold Tom Brady's suspension
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Report: Colts, Ravens owners pushing Goodell to uphold Tom Brady's suspension
Saturday July 25th, 2015

Indianapolis Colts owner and Jim Irsay and Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti are among AFC owners who want Tom Brady's four-game suspension upheld, ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio told Mighty 1090 Radio

On Wednesday, Pro Football Talk reported that settlement talks between the two sides had taken place. Pro Football Talk also reported that a vocal minority of owners has been pushing NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to uphold Brady's original suspension. 

Paolantonio named Irsay and Biscotti as owners who would be the most angry if the Patriots quarterback has his suspension vacated. The Colts lost to New England in the AFC championship game, with the Deflategate allegations coming quickly afterwards. 

“If they do vacate the suspension and exonerate Brady… you’re angering some of the hard-core owners out there,” Paolantonio said. “I know who they are, and I’m gonna name them right now: Jim Irsay of the Colts, Steve Bisciotti of the Ravens and others in the AFC who believe that the Patriots have gotten away with murder for years and have not been publicly punished properly.”

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell handed Brady a four-game suspension in May for his role in the Patriots' use of underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game. Brady was also suspended for failing to cooperate with the Ted Wells investigation that followed initial allegations of wrongdoing.

Brady appealed his suspension in June.

The NFLPA will reportedly challenge in federal court if Brady is still suspended any games after his appeal. 

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