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Tom Brady has surrendered in DeflateGate, saying he will serve his four-game suspension, and that’s supposed to be league victory. Except there were no winners here. Everyone lost.

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With a federal appeals court overturning an earlier decision and ruling that Tom Brady must serve a league-imposed four-game suspension, we wondered: What next? Here is the answer.

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The NFL has said it will appeal Judge Richard Berman’s decision Thursday, but that could take months and it might not like what it could hear. That’s the opinion of our legal analyst, who described what just happened as the NFL’s worst nightmare.

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There is no victory during Tom Brady’s 15-year NFL career that compares with the one he scored in court Thursday. Reason: he did more than win a game. He preserved his reputation.

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In the world of NFL infractions, “Deflategate” should be well down the lists, says Doug Flutie.

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With a resolution to “DeflateGate”anticipated soon, we checked in with one legal authority to get his take — and his prediction — on a case that has dragged on for nearly seven months and served as an ugly backdrop to this offseason.

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Talk of Fame Network A University of Connecticut Law School professor and Harvard Law School graduate provided MassLive with an interesting and unbiased assessment of what may be going on behind closed doors in Judge Richard Berman’s chambers as “Deflategate” continues unresolved. And it doesn’t sound good for Tom Brady. According to MassLive’s Kevin Duffy, …

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Former Dallas offensive lineman Nate Newton isn’t afraid to share an opinion. And he shared two with the Talk of Fame: 1) The 1992 Dallas Cowboys would’ve drilled last year’s New England Patriots, and 2) the NFL should lay off Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady. His advice to commissioner Roger Goodell? “Let the guy play ball. Don’t mess with his legacy.”

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Courtesy - The NFL

Once upon a time, “DeflateGate” was an investigation by the NFL into alleged ball tampering by the New England Patriots. But it’s gone way, way beyond that. Now it’s a contest of wills between Tom Brady and Roger Goodell, with neither budging.

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Will Shields talks the Hall of Fame and Clark Judge and Ron Borges again debate Deflategate on the Talk of Fame Network

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Now that Roger Goodell has acted, upholding the 4-game suspension of Tom Brady, it’s time for the New England quarterback to strike back and take the NFL to court — not because it’s his right but because it’s a necessity to clear his name.

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Talk of Fame Network NFL commissioner Roger Goodell won’t hear Tom Brady’s appeal until June 23 but readers of this Talk of Fame Network web site have already weighed in on Deflategate. Fifty-eight percent of the voters believe the NFL was too lenient on Brady, who was given a four-game suspension for his role in …

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Courtesy - New England Patriots, David Silverman

New England owner Robert Kraft took the first step Tuesday toward taking the air out of “Deflategate” by agreeing not to oppose the punishment inflicted by the NFL on his franchise. Now, Goodell should return the gesture by offering to recuse himself from the Tom Brady appeal, thereby assuring an independent review of a case that has covered the Patriots, Brady and the league in ignominy.

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Tom Condon represents some of the biggest and best names in the NFL. He does not, however, represent Super-Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady. But if he did, he was asked on this week’s Talk of Fame broadcast, how might he have handled the situation? Condon wasted little time with his response.

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With quarterback Tom Brady suspended for the first four games of the season, the presumption is that an AFC East that has been dominated — no, owned … by New England for virtually all of the past 14 years is suddenly wide open. But don’t be so sure. New England has something the others don’t … and until or unless they find it, they’re playing for second.

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