Patriots Back Brady's Play Against NFL In Deflategate Fight

Law360, New York (May 25, 2016, 9:10 PM EDT) -- The New England Patriots on Wednesday asked the Second Circuit to allow it to file a brief to support a bid by Tom Brady and the NFL players union to have a decision reinstating Brady's four-game Deflategate suspension reheard, in a surprising move by the team to go against the league in a labor dispute to protect its star player.

The Patriots argued that they have an interest in the highly-publicized case emanating from Brady's alleged involvement in a scheme to deflate game footballs ahead of the 2015 AFC Championship Game as it stands to lose its four-time Super Bowl winning...

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