Tom Brady and Roger Goodell appeared as ordered by Judge Richard M. Berman for their third hearing in the appeal of the Deflategate suspension. Berman announced that there has been no settlement as expected by NFL betting fans, as Brady and Goodell have clearly failed to find any common ground. Berman went on to say that he would have a ruling ready between Tuesday and Friday. He said, “It won’t be today, but hopefully tomorrow or the day after,” as he is still making the final edits to his decision.
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For his part, Berman said that he was satisfied with the effort hat both sides had put in to come to a settlement that continues to hang over the league – and has since January’s AFC Championship game. Goodell heard Brady’s appeal for his suspension but then upheld the suspension. The NFL is wanting some confirmation that it handled the situation right. However, the fact that Goodell not only serves as the designer of the punishments but also the one hearing them so often is going to be a problem in years going forward.