|Apr. 25, 20167:41 AM PT8:41 AM MT9:41 AM CT10:41 AM ET14:41 GMT10:41 PM 北京时间7:41 AM MST9:41 AM EST9:41 AM CT18:41 UAE10:41 ET13:41 - 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. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday in New York.
Analysis: The decision by a three-judge panel may end the legal debate over the scandal that led to months of football fans arguing over air pressure and the reputation of one of the league's top teams. It is also likely to fuel a fresh round of debate over what role, if any, the quarterback and top NFL star played in using underinflated footballs at the AFC championship game in January 2015.
|Mar. 10, 201611:56 AM PT12:56 PM MT1:56 PM CT2:56 PM ET19:56 GMT3:56 AM 北京时间12:56 PM MST2:56 PM EST1:56 PM CT23:56 UAE14:56 ET18:56 - Brady has signed his two-year contract extension with the Patriots that will give him a $28 million signing bonus.
Analysis: Although Brady will earn only $1 million in base salary next season and in 2017, the bonuses will increase his cap hit to $14 million in each of those seasons. His base salary for 2018 and 2019 would be $14 million, with cap hits of $22 million each, although Brady, 38, is likely to redo those deals, too, if he is still playing.
|Mar. 3, 20167:51 AM PT8:51 AM MT9:51 AM CT10:51 AM ET15:51 GMT11:51 PM 北京时间8:51 AM MST10:51 AM EST9:51 AM CT19:51 UAE10:51 ET14:51 - NFL union lawyers who want Brady to put "Deflategate" behind him for good are ready to make their pitch to three federal appeals judges in New York.
Analysis: NFL lawyers are asking the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan on Thursday to reinstate a four-game suspension the league handed Brady. If the league wins, Brady may have to sit out the start of the upcoming season. If the union wins, it is likely he will play. Either way, the case is likely to be cited in labor law for years to come.
|Feb. 29, 201612:11 PM PT1:11 PM MT2:11 PM CT3:11 PM ET20:11 GMT4:11 AM 北京时间1:11 PM MST3:11 PM EST2:11 PM CT0:11 UAE (+1)15:11 ET19:11 - The selfless Brady reportedly has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the New England Patriots that involves a pay cut. Some would say he is already underpaid for the position given the championship pedigree and his two league MVP awards to go with three Super Bowl MVPs.
Analysis: The deal will significantly lessen Brady's salary cap hit for 2016, which would have been about $15 million. He was due to make $9 million next season, plus a $6 million bonus, and $10 million in salary in 2017. Brady, 38, has often redone his contract to help the Patriots' cap situation. The four-time Super Bowl champion has said he plans to play well into his 40s. The extension would allow him to do so in New England.
|Feb. 25, 201610:49 AM PT11:49 AM MT12:49 PM CT1:49 PM ET18:49 GMT2:49 AM 北京时间11:49 AM MST1:49 PM EST12:49 PM CT22:49 UAE13:49 ET17:49 - Three federal judges will hear the NFL's appeal of the lifting of New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension in "Deflategate" next week.
Analysis: Arguments before a panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals are scheduled for March 3 in New York City. The judges will decide whether a lower-court judge was correct to negate Brady's suspension over a ball-deflation scandal last year.