Tom Brady appeal hearing wraps up after 10 hours

The appeal hearing of New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension wrapped up after 10 hours. Brady is suspended for his alleged role in the Deflategate scandal. No timetable for a decision has been announced. Brady was accompanied by NFL Players Association lawyers, including Jeffrey Kessler. "I think we put in a very compelling case," Kessler said. Brady didn't speak writh reporters. The NFLPA asked NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to recuse himself. However, Goodell said it was his responsibility to oversee the hearing to protect the integrity of the league. The Patriots were fined $1 million and docked two draft picks, including a first-round selection. The Brady defense used scientific arguments, saying the evidence in the Wells report doesn't prove any rule violations and that theĀ  punishment is harsher than similar rule violations. David Wells was present for the hearing, as was Goodell. Patriots owner Robert Kraft didn't attend the hearing, but issued a statement defending Brady. 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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