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Tom Brady's Deflategate appeal hopes take a hit during hearing Thursday

Tom Brady's Deflategate appeal hopes take a hit during hearing Thursday

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady could again be facing a four-game suspension for the scandal known as Deflategate after federal appeals court judges spent time Thursday shredding some of his union's favorite arguments for dismissal.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan gave a players' union lawyer a tough time, with Circuit Judge Denny Chin even saying evidence of ball tampering was “compelling, if not overwhelming,” and there was evidence to support a finding that Brady “knew about it, consented to it, encouraged it.”

“How do we as appellate judges reviewing an arbitrator's decision...

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