Monday, April 25, 2016

#TomBrady suspension reinstated by federal court #deflategate

Tom Brady will be suspended for four games to start the 2016-2017 season. It isn't surprising because it is unclear how the other federal court ever had jurisdiction over an NFL matter. The due process argument is a bit spurious because you weren't dealing with a deprivation of a liberty interest. Some may argue not playing is being deprived of liberty, BUT playing is a privilege. Now this distinction has been abolished, but Brady is still arguing not being able to play is a deprivation of liberty. At least missing four games makes this argument carry less weight. He will play again, just not for a few games. Players don't get to go to federal court if they are ejected from a game so why should Brady receive special treatment?


  1. That's a loaded question. Are you the guy who wrote the book and who has the blog?