Tom Brady, NFLPA granted 14-day extension for rehearing

Tuesday May 3rd, 2016

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The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has granted Tom Brady’s attorneys’ request for a 14-day extension in order for the NFL Players Association to file a motion to formally request a rehearing.


A federal appeals court ruled decided that Brady must serve a four-game suspension for his role in the Deflategate scandal, where underinflated footballs were used at the 2015 AFC championship game.

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Brady’s newest attorney, Ted Olson, filed the request on Friday. The NFL countered on Monday by requesting for it to be denied because the NFLPA did not offer ‘any compelling justification for their extension request.’”

The New England Patriots quarterback and his legal team now have until May 23 to file a request for the rehearing. This allows for more time from the 8th Circuit regarding a decision on Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

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