Brady appeals

Brady appeals
Tom Brady: Some like it soft. (Source: Deadspin)

The NFL Players Association officially filed an appeal Thursday on behalf of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady of his four-game suspension.

“Given the NFL’s history of inconsistency 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,” The NFLPA said in a news release. …

Brady’s agent, Don Yee, said on Monday the quarterback would be filing an appeal. Brady had a three-day window to file it.

The appeal hearing is supposed to start within 10 days of the filing. It will be heard by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell or a designee of Goodell’s choosing. …

Yee wholeheartedly condemned the [Wells] report in a statement Monday, saying it “has no legitimate basis.”

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