New York Judge Richard Berman ruled in favor of QB Tom Brady and the NFLPA today, reversing Roger Goodell’s four game suspension of the 4x Super Bowl Champion.
The NFL made the announcement not long after Judge Berman’s decision that they will appeal, through the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, but will not seek a stay of the decision. Tom Brady will play next Thursday Night against the Steelers.
“We are grateful to Judge Berman for hearing this matter, but respectfully disagree with today’s decision,” Goodell said in a statement. “We will appeal today’s ruling in order to uphold the collectively bargained responsibility to protect the integrity of the game. The commissioner’s responsibility to secure the competitive fairness of our game is a paramount principle, and the league and our 32 clubs will continue to pursue a path to that end. While the legal phase of this process continues, we look forward to focusing on football and the opening of the regular season.”