Tom Brady lawsuit: NFLPA, New England Patriots QB want resolution before 2015 … – MassLive.com (blog)
One possible scenario in Tom Brady’s lawsuit versus the NFL has been eliminated.
Brady will not seek an injunction and play the entire 2015 season while his case moves through the courts. According to several reports, the NFLPA and the NFL have agreed to an expedited process. Both sides would like the final resolution by September 4, six days before the Patriots open against the Steelers.
CBSSports obtained the letter written to Judge Richard Berman:
“The NFLPA and Mr. Brady had intended to file a motion for a temporary restraining order or a preliminary injunction,” the parties wrote. “However, the parties met and conferred and have agreed that a final resolution of this matter prior to the commencement of the 2015 NFL regular season would be in everyone’s best interest.”
The requested timeline is as follows:Aug. 7: NFLPA and NFL cross move to vacate and confirm the suspensionAug. 14: Both parties file “respective papers” in support of those motionsThe parties schedule a date for oral arguments that would “enable a decision to be rendered by Sept. 4, when Brady’s team must prepare for its first regular season game.”
This schedule still needs to be approved by Judge Berman.
An injunction was always a dangerous proposition for Brady. While it would have enabled him to play in the season opener, he ran the risk of missing games later in the season if Goodell’s ruling was upheld by the courts. If the resolution was reached in November or December, it would have been a disaster for New England.
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