WWII vet writes to 2nd Circuit, calls Tom Brady suspension ‘asinine’

Friday May 20th, 2016

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A WWII veteran wrote a letter to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals about Tom Brady’s suspension, reports gaming and sports law attorney Daniel Wallach.

Brady was suspended in April for four games for his alleged awareness of a Patriots scheme to deflate balls before the AFC Championship Game in 2015. The suspension was originally given to Brady last season, but was overturned before the beginning of the campaign, allowing him to play in all 16 games.

Last month, his four–game suspension was reinstated. Brady has appealed, and was recently granted an extension on his request for a rehearing. Brady and the NFLPA now have until May 23 to file the request.​

The WWII vet, named Warren B. Lessing, called Brady’s suspension “stupid” and “asinine” in his letter.

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“Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t this still the United States where a person is innocent until proven guilty?” Lessing wrote. “Tom Brady was never proven guilty.

“Don’t you have anything more important to do?”​

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