When a player appeals his suspension, a settlement can happen, but one in this case seems unlikely.
Tom Brady would be willing to take a fine with no suspension, but the NFL met the settlement offer with “silence.”
A settlement could be made, but it’s highly unlikely, according to Pro Football Talk.
According to Pro Football Talk, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is being pushed by a handful of influential owners to uphold Tom Brady’s suspension. On the other side, Goodell does fear that Brady will take the suspension to the federal courts and have it wiped out.
It is also believed that Attorney Gregg Levy, who is a legal consultant for Goodell in this case, has told him it will be difficult to make the suspension stick in court.