Is this really happening? Are we going to go through all of this 'Deflategate' nonsense again? Today the U.S. Court of Appeals voted 2-1 to reinstate Tom Brady's 4 game suspension.

Keep in mind this ruling has nothing to do with footballs and air pressure, this is about the power of the commissioner and if he was within his rights to hand down the suspension. Here is the ruling:

We hold that the Commissioner properly exercised his broad discretion under the collective bargaining agreement and that his procedural rulings were properly grounded in that agreement and did not deprive Brady of fundamental fairness, Accordingly, we REVERSE the judgment of the district court and REMAND with instructions to confirm the award.

So, what's the next move? According to NESN,

Now Brady and the NFL Players Association can seek a stay and either ask for a re-hearing before the second circuit or appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Seeking a stay could delay the suspension, but if Brady loses a re-hearing or appeal, then the suspension could come down at any point during the season.

Tough decision to make. Take the suspension and hope you go 2 and 2 to start the season, or fight it and risk losing Brady at some other crucial point of the season.

I'm so tired of talking and writing about this that I almost wish they would just take the suspension, but I also feel like Goodell is getting away with one if he wins this, and I don't care much for Goodell, so I also want the Pats and the Players Association to stick it to him, but like I said before, very risky.

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