New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady filed a lawsuit against the NFL contesting the league upholding a four-game suspension for Deflategate.
The lawsuit asks that the court overturn NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's decision and "gives the back of the hand to the fundamental arbitral principles concerning procedural fairness and arbitrator bias.””
Brady filed the lawsuit in Minnesota district court.
The NFLPA said in a statement that “no player in NFL history has served a suspension for ‘non-cooperation’ or ‘obstruction.’ And, in this case, the evidence is paper-thin.”
“True to form, Goodell’s award is little more than an exercise in rehashing the Wells Report, and making unfounded, provocative, and mystifying attacks on Brady’s integrity,” Brady’s attorneys wrote.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
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.