Roger Goodell to hear Tom Brady's appeal, contrary to NFLPA wishes

NFL commissioenr Roger Goodell will preside over New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady's appeal of a four-game suspension stemming from his role in Deflategate. Brady appealed his suspension Thursday through the NFL Players Association. "Commissioner Goodell will hear the appeal of Tom Brady's suspension in accordance with the process agreed upon with the NFL Players Association in the 2011 collective bargaining agreement," the NFL said in a statement. Brady’s punishment was announced Monday, days after a report by independent investigator Ted Wells stated the Patriots quarterback was "at least generally aware" that locker room staff were deflating balls for the 2014 AFC championship game. During his one public appearance since the report was released, Brady said he had no reaction to the findings and was still “digesting” the information “Tom Brady has our unconditional support,” said team owner Robert Kraft in a statement released Monday following the David Wells report. “Our belief in him has not wavered.” 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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