Tuesday July 28th, 2015

The NFL asked a federal court in Manhattan to uphold and confirm Tom Brady’s suspension before the New England Patriots quarterback filed a lawsuit, reports ​Bloomberg News’ Scott Soshnick.

Moments later, Brady gave the NFL Players Association the authority to appeal his case in federal court, reports ESPN’s Jim Trotter.

Soshnick also says the NFL’s quick call to to action is likely an attempt to steer the case away from judge David Doty, who has repeatedly ruled in favor of the NFLPA in the past.

On Tuesday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upheld Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in the Deflategate scandal.

• Why Goodell ruled against Brady in Deflategate, and Brady’s next steps

On May 11, the NFL suspended Brady for the first four games of the 2015 season. The NFLPA filed an appeal on Brady’s behalf on May 14. Brady’s appeal was conducted over a 10-hour period on June 23.

GALLERY: TOM BRADY AND CONTROVERSY

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