Deflategate Could Alter NFL's Collective Bargaining

By Benjamin Horney (July 13, 2016, 10:53 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit's decision to deny a rehearing request in the ongoing Deflategate saga likely means New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will have to serve his four-game suspension, but experts say the case could also have a much broader effect and ultimately lead to significant changes to the NFL's next collective bargaining agreement.

Deflategate has dominated the headlines ever since NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell handed down a four-game suspension to Brady more than a year ago for his alleged role in a scheme to deflate footballs during a playoff game that took place in January 2015. The case wound up...

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