Goodell: No ongoing Deflategate settlement talks with Tom Brady

Monday June 6th, 2016

Speaking with reporters in Buffalo on Monday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said there are no ongoing settlement talks with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

“At this stage, no, right now we’re moving forward,” Goodell said. “The courts will make their decisions and we’ll move forward on that basis.”

A panel from the appeals court in April reinstated Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate, after it was overturned last September, allowing Brady to play the entire 2015 season. The star QB was found to be using underinflated footballs during the 2015 AFC championship game.

​The Patriots season is scheduled to begin on Sept. 11 against the Arizona Cardinals. Quarterback Jimmy Garrappolo would start in Brady’s place if his suspension stands.

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