Tom Brady and the NFL failed to reach a ruling in the Deflategate case, a ruling is expected by Sept. 4. 

By SI Wire
August 31, 2015

Tom Brady and the NFL failed to reach a settlement in the Deflategate hearings Monday, and a ruling is now expected by Sept. 4, reports NFL.com's Judy Battista.

Brady and Roger Goodell have been meeting in New York federal court to find a resolution to the NFL's four-game suspension of Brady for his alleged role in deflating footballs before January's AFC Championship Game. The league asked the court to uphold the suspension in July.

Judge Richard M. Berman will either confirm the NFL's suspension or allow Brady to begin playing in Week 1. A decision could even come Tuesday or Wednesday, reports Battista.

A settlement between Goodell and Brady seemingly never became a real possibility, with the sides very far apart in talks. The NFL reportedly wants Brady to admit culpability for Deflategate. Brady reportedly will not accept a suspension of any length, and would only admit to obstructing Ted Wells’s investigation into the matter.

The Patriots open the coming season on Sept. 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

- Rohan Nadkarni

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