Report: Goodell says Deflategate ruling ‘coming soon'

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Could a ruling on Deflategate be on the horizon? Roger Goodell told CNBC that it could come down as soon as next week. 

Goodell was spotted in Idaho for the Allen & Co. media conference in Sun Valley on Wednesday and stopped long enough to provide a bit of a Deflategate update.

The NFL's commissioner said that he may have a ruling on Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension soon -- and perhaps as soon as next week. Though Patriots chairman and CEO Robert Kraft was also at the conference -- Goodell and Kraft were spotted strolling alongside one another at one point -- Goodell also mentioned to CNBC's Julia Boorstin that the pair were not discussing Brady's fate. 

 

When Goodell's ruling comes down it does not necessarily mean that the appeal process will be over. As we've discussed here in the past, Brady and the NFLPA could opt to take the ruling to court and hope that the suspension is reduced from there. 

Before that happens though, Goodell's ruling will answer the question as to whether or not he's willing to alter a punishment that he signed off on, a punishment that was based on the results of a report paid for by the league.

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