Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NFLPA vows to appeal "outrageous decision" on Brady

Your turn, NFLPA.

Just a couple hours after the NFL announced it has upheld its decision to suspend New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for four games, the league's players association has fired back.

Here is the full statement from the union:
"The Commissioner's ruling today did nothing to address the legal deficiencies of due process. The NFL remains stuck with the following facts:
  • The NFL had no policy that applied to players;
  • The NFL provided no notice of any such policy or potential discipline to players;
  • The NFL resorted to a nebulous standard of "general awareness" to predicate a legally unjustified punishment;
  • The NFL had no procedures in place until two days ago to test air pressure in footballs; and
  • The NFL violated the plain meaning of the collective bargaining agreement.
The fact that the NFL would resort to basing a suspension on a smoke screen of irrelevant text messages instead of admitting that they have all of the phone records they asked for is a new low, even for them, but it does nothing to correct their errors. 
The NFLPA will appeal this outrageous decision on behalf of Tom Brady."
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