Twelve days after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told CNBC that a decision on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s Deflategate appeal was “coming soon,” he said Tuesday there is no timeline for making a ruling, Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston reports.
“We are obviously being very thorough and want to make sure we consider all aspects of his appeal,” Goodell said at a fundraising luncheon for the Tri-County Patriots for Independent Living in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. “We will make a decision as quickly as possible.”
Goodell has roots close to Canonsburg, as he graduated from Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania. Longtime NFL referee Gene Steratore, a native of Washington, was a featured speaker at the event.
Before it, Goodell said of Brady’s appeal, “There is no timeline. We want to make sure we have a fair and open process.”