Judge Richard Berman blasts the NFL in court

Tom Brady Vs NFL heated up in court today. (Photo From Rolling Stones.com)

Tom Brady Vs NFL heated up in court today.
(Photo From Rolling Stones.com)

The NFL had a bad day in court today as they met with the NFLPA in their ongoing battle over deflategate.

The judge over this case, Berman, went hard after the NFL today, maybe tipping his hand to them that they will lose if they don’t settle with QB Tom Brady and his attorneys.

He really didn’t like the language¬†used in this case, stating he didn’t get how the NFL could compare this to steroid use.

“I don’t see how four games (for deflation, non cooperation) is comparable to using steroids and a masking agent,” the judge stated.

The judge also wanted to know how many games were for ball deflation and how many were for not cooperating.

The NFL’s attorney avoided answering that question straight up, and ¬†responded that under the CBA, it’s up to Goodell to make that call.

The judge also hammered away at the NFL for not letting Brady’s team call Jeff Pash, editor of The Wells Report, as a witness.

“The NFL cannot just conclude they cannot have a witness because the testimony would be cumulative,” the judge stated.

He only got harder on the NFL from there.


You can read the play-by-play of today’s court hearing by going HERE.¬†

If the two sides do not agree to a settlement, Brady and Goodell will report to court on August 30th.

Judge Berman said he would like to have this resolved before the regular season begins.

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One Response to “Judge Richard Berman blasts the NFL in court”

  1. Brian Richards says:

    Come On, Tom Brady is a QB and should have known those balls were not right! I think the NFL did the right thing and this Judge is Paided off with Tom Brady’s Money!! He should just stop being a spoiled child and take what he deserves!! I mean the NFL has given this to other players for doing a lot less then using something to help him win a game. He KNOW those balls were under deflated so he could grab and throw better. This is why he trashed his phone so NO ONE COULD SEE THOSE TEXT, If this Judge lets him get away with this then what is to stop others from doing this in the future?

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