You just KNEW it was going to happen.
This morning Judge Richard M. Berman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled in favor of Tom Brady and the NFLPA in its case against the NFL, thus overturning Brady’s four-game suspension for his alleged role in Deflategate.
In his decision, Judge Berman stated, “The Court is fully aware of the deference afforded to arbitral decisions, but, nevertheless, concludes that the Award should be vacated. The Award is premised upon several significant legal deficiencies, including (A) inadequate notice to Brady of both his potential discipline (four-game suspension) and his alleged misconduct; (B) denial of the opportunity for Brady to examine one of two lead investigators, namely NFL Executive Vice President and General Counsel Jeff Pash; and (C) denial of equal access to investigative files, including witness interview notes.”
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