Let’s All Watch Roger Goodell Get Booed on His Way to Court
A break in the Deflategate stalemate(gate?) could emerge today, as New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and the NFL Players Association duke it out with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a Manhattan courtroom over the Super Bowl MVP’s four-game suspension. Brady arrived at court, per usual, in style.
— STEVE BURTON (@STEVEBURTONWBZ) August 12, 2015
Goodell, meanwhile, was greeted a tad more frigidly.
Roger Goodell just arrived at US Courthouse — to a chorus of boos –for #Deflategate hearing
— NYDN Sports I-Team (@NYDNSportsITeam) August 12, 2015
Sources told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, whose reporting has been checkered throughout the Deflategate saga, that the NFL will only agree to a settlement if Brady accepts the findings of the controversial, less-than-independent Wells Report, which alleges Brady was at least generally aware of the deflation of several footballs prior to last year’s AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts. Brady’s camp, which has steadfastly denied the league’s accusations at every turn, likely won’t bite.
Gov. Charlie Baker weighed in on never-ending circus of collective bargaining legalese and sports talk radio callers from the North Shore frothing over PSI levels known as Deflategate. While taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on the steps of the State House Monday, Baker wore a “Free Brady” shirt. To some, it wasn’t the right “Free Brady” shirt, resulting in the governor issuing an apology to Barstool’s David Portnoy.