Tom Brady and NFL in stalemate over Brady’s four-game suspension

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FILE - In this June 23, 2015, file photo, New England Patriot's quarterback Tom Brady arrives for his appeal hearing at NFL headquarters in New York. The NFL Players Union has sued to get a judge to void NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's four-game suspension of Brady in the "Deflategate" scandal, setting the stage for the spectacle of the pair having to appear on Wednesday Aug. 12, 2015, in the same New York courtroom. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

(NEW YORK) WSLS 10- According to ESPN, talks between Tom Brady and the NFL are in a stalemate after Tuesday’s court hearing.

Brady missed practice Patriot’s practice today while meeting with New York with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss a settlement in overturning the quarterbacks four-game suspension for delflategate.

Brady is scheduled to meet with the commissioner tomorrow but is deciding not to go.

ESPN reporter Adam Schefter says that bot sides “got nowhere,”, which prompted Brady to change his mind and attend practice  and join the New England Patriots for their practice Wednesday in West Virginia to join a workout with the New Orleans Saints instead of attending the hearing.

Judge Richard M. Berman already has ruled that neither Brady nor Goodell must attend Wednesday’s hearing.

The NFL is declining to identify who from the league will attend Wednesday’s hearing.

Berman repeatedly has instructed Brady, the NFL and the players’ union to attempt to reach a settlement and to tone down rhetoric in the case. Both Brady and Goodell appeared in Berman’s court last Wednesday with little progress made.

While Brady was busy at the settlement talks, second-year quarterback Jimmy Garropolo and recently signed veteran backup Ryan Lindey handled the snaps Tuesday at the Patriots’ practice in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

“Brady is a key part of this team, a leader,” Patriots cornerback Malcom Butler  “There’s nothing like having Brady out there. But if he’s there or not, we’re still going to work hard either way.”

Brady’s attorneys filed documents Friday in U.S. District Court, alleging to campaign against the two-time NFL MVP and reiterating their claims of unfair treatment by Goodell and the league.

Brady is seeking to overturn the suspension for his role in the use of deflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game. Goodell upheld the suspension on July 29 when Brady appealed, prompting Brady to file suit in federal court.

 

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