New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is filing an appeal for a second hearing to lift his four-game Deflategate suspension. Brady's suspension was upheld in court on April 25 by a 2-1 decision.
In 2015 Brady was suspended for four games for his alleged role in Deflategate. The Patriots are accused of deflating air from footballs in a January 2015 game against the Indianapolis Colts. However, Brady's suspension was overturned for the 2015 season, and then again, reinstated for the 2016 season a month ago.
Brady is asking for the whole 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel to participate in a followup hearing. If denied, Brady can take the case further to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Should Brady be allowed to play those four games this fall while he is appealing?
According to ESPN:
Brady's legal team says the decision from April 25, "raises significant labor law issues that could have far-reaching consequences for all employees subject to collective bargaining agreements."
While some find the ruling to be unfair, others think that Brady should just serve the four-game suspension, face the consequences of his actions and move on.