Brady makes case in 10- hour hear­ing

Los Angeles Times - - THE DAY IN SPORTS - Staff and wire re­ports

Af­ter a 10- hour hear­ing, Tom Brady now must wait to find out if his ap­peal of a four- game sus­pen­sion car­ried any weight with NFL Com­mis­sioner Roger Good­ell.

Brady was sus­pended by the league for his role in the use of def lated foot­balls in the AFC cham­pi­onship game win over In­di­anapo­lis. He ar­rived at the NFL’s New York of­fices Tues­day morn­ing, as did at­tor­ney Jeffrey Kessler, who is lead­ing Brady’s de­fense.

It was grow­ing dark when Good­ell left the league head­quar­ters af­ter he heard Brady and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the play­ers union dur­ing the lengthy meet­ing. League se­cu­rity said Brady also had left.

No de­tails of the hear­ing were im­me­di­ately avail­able.

This was the latest step in the pro­tracted “De­flate­gate” scan­dal, and no de­ci­sions were ex­pected Tues­day.

It is un­cer­tain how soon Good­ell will an­nounce any­thing; he could de­cide to keep the sus­pen­sion as it is, re­duce it or com­pletely wipe it clean.

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