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Brady’s appeal calls Wells Report “dubious, contradictory”

Tom Brady

Tom Brady


The hearing for Tom Brady to appeal his four-game Deflategate suspension is a week away, and the NFL Players Association has sent the NFL a letter decrying the Ted Wells Report that formed the basis of the Brady suspension.

In the letter, according to Sal Paolantonio of ESPN, the Wells Report is described as containing “dubious, contradictory and mischaracterized circumstantial evidence” which fails to prove Brady did anything wrong.

The NFLPA also says that even if the Wells Report had proven that Brady was involved in deflating footballs, a four-game suspension is excessive.

According to Paolantonio, Brady would not be satisfied with a reduced suspension: He wants to be fully exonerated and not suspended at all, feeling he has done nothing wrong. And Patriots owner Robert Kraft believes that’s exactly what will happen, that Brady will win his appeal and will play Week One.