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NFLPA leaves open possibility of Deflategate challenge down the road

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. AP

The NFL Players Association said in a statement that it will not seek a stay of the 2nd Circuit decision upholding Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate. Brady posted on Facebook Friday that he would be dropping his legal appeal.

But the NFLPA did leave open the possibility that the legal fight, which went from the District Court to 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, could continue up to the Supreme Court.

“We will continue to review all of our options and we reserve our rights to petition for cert to the Supreme Court,” the Players Association said in a statement.

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Here’s the full statement from the NFLPA:

After careful consideration and discussion with Tom Brady, the NFLPA will not be seeking a stay of the four game suspension with the 2nd Circuit. This decision was made in the interest of certainty and planning for Tom prior to the New England Patriots season. We will continue to review all of our options and we reserve our rights to petition for cert to the Supreme Court.

https://twitter.com/NFLPA/status/754001537006002177

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