Updated 09:05 AM EST, Wed, Mar 03, 2021

'Delfategate' Update: Patriots QB Tom Brady Appeals Suspension at NFL Headquarters

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On Tuesday, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's appeal on the Deflategate incident was heard for more than 10 hours.

Yahoo Sports noted that the marathon hearing on the football player's appeal which centered on deflated footballs started after 9 a.m. and ended around 8 p.m. the same day.

There are presumptions that the whole-day discussion focused more on the report of investigator Ted Wells.

The incident under investigation, according to the BBC, happened during the Patriots' win versus the Indianapolis Colts which made them a contender for the Super Bowl, and they won. Brady's team was investigated for deflating the balls during the match to give them an advantage over their opponents.

Most of the balls used during the game were reportedly "under-inflated" which gave Brady more grip to better handle the balls and use it in the team's favor.

The New York Times has learned that Brady was aware of the deflating of the footballs for an AFC championship game reportedly carried out by Jim MacNally, a Patriots locker-room attendant with the help of equipment assistant John Jastremski.

"There is less direct evidence linking Brady to tampering activities than either McNally or Jastremski. We nevertheless believe, based on the totality of the evidence, that it is more probable than not that Brady was at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities of McNally and Jastremski," said the Well's report.

According to CNN, the hearing wanted to find out if Wells' report was "flawed and based on circumstantial evidence that was mischaracterized."

Brady is not the only one critical about the results of the report since he shares the same sentiments as the NFL Players Association.

The quarterback has maintained his innocence on the incident but he was still given a four-game suspension and slapped the New England Patriots with a $1 million fine. The team also lost their first-round draft pick next year and a fourth-round pick in 2017. CNN said the team accepted the fine and other punishments though it was noted that this will have no bearing on Brady's case.

Now, the football player appealed for his suspension with his lawyer, Jeffrey Kessler, telling Yahoo Sports that he stayed until the end of the appeal hearing.

Kessler also revealed that there is still no timetable for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to decide on it but noted that they "made a very compelling case."

The decision of the league on Brady's appeal may be known in the coming days and the quarterback is surely hoping that Goodell will give him a positive response for his case. This will surely be a serious and difficult decision for the league.

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