Craig Carton, co-host of Boomer and Carton on WFAN says the NFL believes Tom Brady will serve his four-game suspension this season.
Carton said he was with a, “very influential person in the NFL,” and that person told him, “there’s no doubt in his mind” Brady will serve his four-game suspension this season.
The appeal process usually takes a long time, and most likely won’t be heard or even decided on until after the season. But, the NFL is reportedly pushing hard for it to be expedited the appeal so maybe Brady misses some game this season.
The League responded to the report by WFAN saying, “It is highly unlikely that the appeal will be decided before the end of the season.”
That was reported by Pro Football Talk.
The NFL and Brady have “file consent motion to expedite appeal briefing and argument schedule,” according to Max Stendahl.
The NFL’s “opening brief due Oct. 26, Brady brief due Dec. 7, NFL reply due Dec. 21. Argument Jan. 2016,” according to Max Stendahl’s tweet.
Stendahl also tweeted that the motion states, each side wants the “opportunity, in advance of the 2016 regular season, to know Mr. Brady’s status and to plan accordingly.” It continues, “As the publicity surrounding this case confirms, these are issues in which NFL fans, as well as the parties, have substantial interest.”
Stendahl also said there is indication that a ruling will not be made during the 2015 season.
You can read Max Stendahl’s tweets HERE.