Report: NFLPA, Brady will fight even a one-game suspension


While the football world waits for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to issue a ruling on Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension, one report says that even if Goodell reduces Brady's suspension to one game, the NFLPA plans to challenge the ruling in federal court. 

ABC and ESPN legal analyst Ryan Smith tweeted Wednesday morning: "NFLPA sources tells us if Tom Brady’s appeal results in suspension for ANY games, they’ll challenge in federal court."

Smith made no mention of whether or not the union would seek an injunction, which would put a hold on any suspension issued and allow Brady to play for the Patriots while the court case is resolved. 

NFL Media's Albert Breer reported on Wednesday that the "final call" to fight any suspension would be up to Brady himself. Breer added that lawyers for Brady and the NFLPA discussed the situation on Monday. During that conversation, it was determined, according to Breer, that if a lawsuit is filed against the league on Brady's behalf it would be done in Massachusetts or Minnesota, where the courts are thought to be labor-friendly.

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