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Re: 2015-2016 NFL Thread: No More "Deflate__, er, __gates!"
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2016, 03:33:56 AM »
Manning's swan song...Peyton Manning announces his retirement from football:

http://www.sportsnet.ca/football/nfl/emotional-peyton-manning-officially-retires/

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Re: 2015-2016 NFL Thread: No More "Deflate__, er, __gates!"
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2016, 12:22:22 AM »
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (Megatron) announces his retirement today.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/14927247/calvin-johnson-detroit-lions-retiring-nfl-nine-seasons

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Re: 2015-2016 NFL Thread: No More "Deflate__, er, __gates!"
« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2016, 04:08:30 AM »
Tom Brady's suspension reinstated:

Tom Brady must serve a four-game "Deflategate" suspension imposed by the NFL, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, overturning a lower judge and siding with the league in a battle with the players union.

...its review of labour arbitration awards "is narrowly circumscribed and highly deferential -- indeed, among the most deferential in the law."

"Our role is not to determine for ourselves whether Brady participated in a scheme to deflate footballs or whether the suspension imposed by the Commissioner should have been for three games or five games or none at all.Nor is it our role to second-guess the arbitrator's procedural rulings," the opinion said. "Our obligation is limited to determining whether the arbitration proceedings and award met the minimum legal standards established by the Labor Management Relations Act."

The 2nd Circuit said the contract between players and the NFL gave the commissioner authority that was "especially broad."

The appeals ruling follows a September decision by Manhattan Judge Richard Berman that went against the league, letting Brady skip the suspension last season. Goodell insisted the suspension was deserved.

Circuit Judge Denny Chin said evidence of ball tampering was "compelling, if not overwhelming" and there was evidence that Brady "knew about it, consented to it, encouraged it."

The league argued that it was fair for Goodell to severely penalize Brady after he concluded the prize quarterback tarnished the game by impeding the NFL's investigation by destroying a cellphone containing nearly 10,000 messages.

Parker said the cellphone destruction raised the stakes "from air in a football to compromising the integrity of a proceeding that the commissioner had convened."

"So why couldn't the commissioner suspend Mr. Brady for that conduct alone?" he asked. Parker added: "With all due respect, Mr. Brady's explanation of that made no sense whatsoever.


Story:
http://www.sportsnet.ca/football/nfl/report-u-s-court-reinstates-bradys-deflate-gate-suspension/
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Re: 2015-2016 NFL Thread: No More "Deflate__, er, __gates!"
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