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Judge Berman Declines Fan’s Request to Sign “Deflategate” Sports Illustrated Cover

In an docketed email Monday, Judge Berman politely declined a fan’s request to autograph a Sports Illustrated cover (likely the one below) over the “Deflategate” case (see our coverage here). Judge Berman pointed out that “while I was privileged to preside over this very interesting case, remember that I did so as the randomly selected district … Continue Reading

NFL to Second Circuit: Deflategate “Should Not Have Been A Close Case”

The NFL yesterday filed its opening brief in the “Deflategate” appeal.  The introduction claims that Judge Berman did not give Commissioner Goodell appropriate deference when he reversed Tom Brady’s four-game suspension: [T]his should not have been a close case. The Commissioner exercised the precise authority that the CBA grants him when considering allegations of conduct detrimental to … Continue Reading
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