Deflategate Appeal Could Hinge On These 4 Points

Law360, New York (September 8, 2015, 11:06 PM EDT) -- As the NFL season is set to kick off Thursday, the fate of the NFL's appeal of the Deflategate lawsuit to the Second Circuit hangs in the balance and could hinge on any of a number of specific points from the district court decision, experts say.

The lawsuit stems from a four-game suspension levied on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after a report by Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP partner Ted Wells found he was at least “generally aware” of a scheme to deflate footballs used in a January playoff game. Brady and the NFLPA appealed the suspension,...

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