New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and the NFLPA have filed suit in the State of Minnesota, asking a judge to vacate the 4-game suspension upheld Tuesday by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, reports NFL.com’s Albert Breer.
After Goodell’s decision, the NFL preempted Brady, et al by seeking confirmation of the suspension from a New York court in an attempt to keep it out of Minnesota and U.S. District Judge David S. Doty, who has reversed a number of NFL suspensions – most recently running back Peterson’s.
In the lawsuit, they’re asking that a ruling be made by September 4th, or put an injunction in place where Brady can play until the case is decided.
The Patriots open the season on September 10th against Pittsburgh.
Brady, in a Facebook post on Wednesday, blasted the NFL decision and they’re focus on a destroyed cell phone.
“To suggest that I destroyed a phone to avoid giving the NFL information it requested is completely wrong… There is no ‘smoking gun’ and this controversy is manufactured to distract from the fact they have zero evidence of wrongdoing.
“I will not allow my unfair discipline to become a precedent for other NFL players without a fight.”