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Judge orders all involved in Tom Brady case to 'tone down their rhetoric'

Judge orders all involved in Tom Brady case to 'tone down their rhetoric'

A day after the NFL and its players association filed separate lawsuits in different states over the Tom Brady suspension, a U.S. District Court judge in Minnesota ordered the two cases to be conjoined in New York. That can be considered a small victory for the league, which filed its suit first Wednesday in Manhattan asking the federal court to affirm Brady's four-game suspension for his role in the New England Patriots' deflategate scandal. The NFL's move was seen as a pre-emptive strike against the union, which went on to file a suit with the U.S. District Court in Minnesota -- where the NFLPA has had success with Judge David S. Doty -- looking to get the...

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