The decision yesterday by the 2nd Circuit to reinstate Tom Brady’s four game suspension and to uphold Roger Goodell’s power to do anything he damn well pleases was just the latest turn in an unending case.
Interestingly, the Chief Justice of the court was the dissenting voice in the decision, coming down against Goodell and his methods. (Apparently he must be a “fan boy” too, eh, Dan Shaughnessy?) Giants owner John Mara’s
college law school classmate Judge Chin naturally voted in favor of the league.
Teams around the league are apparently coming to the realization that something like this could happen to them as well.
Some teams come full circle on Defategate: they now don't think the Patriots are guilty. Story here: https://t.co/dVTIi0joas
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) April 26, 2016
The Chiefs have already found this out.
I’ve seen a lot of finger-wagging towards the NFLPA on this, saying sorry, they gave Goodell this power in the last CBA…
Well if that was so clear, why did it take 16 months and two rounds of Federal court to make that point?
There may be no better example than Roger Goodell to the old adage that absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Sean McDonough to Monday Night Football? It could happen. Mike Tirico left ESPN for NBC, and the former Red Sox voice is the leading candidate to replace him.
The Celtics and Red Sox are both in Atlanta, taking on the Hawks and Braves respectively.