NFLPA files appeal on behalf of Tom Brady

The NFL Players Association has officially filed an appeal on behalf of New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady in the wake of his four-game suspension for his role in the Deflategate scandal. The players' union is asking for a neutral arbitrator to hear the case. Brady is represented by veteran attorney Jeffrey Kessler. "The NFLPA has filed an appeal of the four-game suspension handed down by Troy Vincent," the NFLPA said in a statement. "Given the NFL's history of inconsistent and arbitrary decisions in disciplinary matters, it is only fair that a neutral arbitrator hear this appeal. "If Ted Wells and the NFL believe, as their public comments stated, that the evidence in their report is 'direct' and 'inculpatory,' then they should be confident enough to present their case before someone who is truly independent." Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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