New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been suspended four games by the NFL for likely having a role in DeflateGate.
This notorious incident involved the Patriots’ game balls being deflated in the AFC Championship.
Shortly after his suspension was announced, Brady wasted no time in appealing his suspension. The NFL Players Association had requested that commissioner Roger Goodell remove himself from Brady’s appeal.
This request has been denied by the league, and Goodell will take part in Brady’s appeal, as he has been ruled by the NFL as a central figure in the hearing.
The NFL also said that Goodell does not have an impartial role in this hearing.
Brady is expected to possibly have his suspension reduced to two games, and that is what will likely happen if he wins his appeal.
Even if Brady wins his appeal, the Patriots are in for a rough 2015 season as they have been fined $1 million while they have also lost two draft picks, including their 2016 first-rounder.