08/04 17:15 CDT NFL union releases Brady testimony in "Deflategate"
NFL union releases Brady testimony in "Deflategate"
NEW YORK (AP) --- The public now has more information to decide whether New
England quarterback Tom Brady was truthful about deflated footballs.
The NFL Players Association released the 457-page transcript of his June
testimony in the deflated balls controversy in a filing Tuesday in Manhattan
federal court. In it, Brady denies tampering with footballs in the AFC
championship game, or told anyone to.
His testimony occurred in an arbitration hearing before NFL Commissioner Roger
Goodell. Goodell last week decided to uphold a four-game suspension of Brady
issued by a subordinate.
The league asked federal Judge Richard Berman last week to find that the NFL
acted properly. Berman has ordered Brady and Goodell to appear before him next
week. He has strongly urged they settle.
Brady was suspended after it was found that the Patriots had used deflated
footballs in the AFC title game.
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