Adam Schefter: Source predicts Tom Brady suspension will be overturned
There is a growing sense of belief that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady could have a legitimate chance of getting his four-game suspension thrown out completely.
During an appearance on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” on Wednesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter said a source described Brady’s legal team as “unreal” and said his prediction is that the three-time Super Bowl MVP “won’t miss a game.”
Schefter added that the Patriots are furious and truly feel they have done nothing wrong.
“I think they’re angry, that they don’t feel — they don’t feel, I know everyone feels differently — they don’t feel they did anything wrong,” he said, as transcribed by Doug Kyed of NESN.com. “They don’t feel like they deflated footballs, they knowingly deflated footballs, they were treated fairly by the NFL. It sounds crazy to people on the outside who say, ‘You can’t break the rules of the game, you violated the integrity of the game.’ I’m just telling you, from their vantage point, they don’t believe they did anything wrong.”
On Tuesday, Brady hired 61-year-old attorney James Kessler to join his legal team for the appeal. Kessler has a long history of winning cases against the NFL.
We have already explained to you several reasons why Patriots fans should remain hopeful that Brady could be cleared by Week 1. Of course, a lot of that will go out the window if Roger Goodell hears the appeal himself or appoints one of his confidants to oversee it.