Tom Brady‘s appeal of his four-game suspension has concluded after 10 hours of proceedings, no further hearings are scheduled.
By ruling in the Collective Bargaining Agreement, a judgment must be made “as soon as practicable“, so the timetable regarding the result is unclear at this point in time.
According to Tom Peliserro, Troy Vincent, Ted Wells, and a scientific expert were called upon by the NFLPA as witnesses. ESPN’s Adam Schefter also said that Patriots owner Robert Kraft wrote an affidavit to be introduced during today’s appeal to support Brady’s character.
Ian Rapoport wrote earlier in the day that Brady needs to prove his innocence by presenting new information to commissioner Roger Goodell, and not just raise doubt in the league’s findings.
A league source told Rapoport: “If he says the same thing he did to Ted Wells, his suspension won’t change. How forthcoming will he be?”
Brady reportedly “offered explanations” to questions that were raised in “all areas” during the hearing, per Schefter. Attorney Jim Kessler said his team is confident that they provided a “compelling case” to support Brady’s innocence, via Rachel Nichols.
We will provide more information regarding the ruling of Brady’s appeal as the news becomes available.