Physics, Engineering Profs Ask To File Amicus In Deflategate

Law360, New York (May 24, 2016, 5:38 PM EDT) -- A group of physics and engineering professors asked the Second Circuit on Tuesday to let them file an amicus brief in New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's appeal of a decision upholding his four-game suspension over the Deflategate scandal, saying it's in the interest of science.

The 21 professors, who teach at universities including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and Boston College among others, filed an unopposed motion for leave to file the brief, arguing that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's decision to suspend Brady was based more on assumption than science. They said the loss of air pressure pointed to...

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