(WHDH/WWLP) – Attorneys for the NFL fired back at New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Monday by sending a letter to Judge Richard Berman.
In the letter, the NFL said Brady’s suspension should not be vacated, arguing that the case is different from nineteen other cases that the NFL Players Association had mentioned where a suspension was overturned.
The attorneys said they do not believe Commissioner Roger Goodell exceeded his authority when ruling on Brady’s four-game suspension.
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Both sides are expected to be back in court next week as settlement talks continue. Judge Berman is expected to rule on the suspension by September 4th, ahead of the Patriots’ Thursday night regular season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers.