Le’Veon Bell and the NFL have reached a settlement on Bell’s appeal. Originally, the NFL suspended Bell for three games for possession of marijuana and DUI for said drug. The settlement between the two parties is a reduction from three games to two games. The original three game suspension was broken down to one game for the possession charge and two games for the DUI. The two games for the DUI were not going to get reduced at all, even for a first time offender, but the one game for the possession had a chance to be rescinded, especially since Bell fully cooperated with the law and the NFL. Bell will now make his season debut in St. Louis against the Rams in week 3.
Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension for his involvement in Deflate-Gate has been denied by the NFL as of today. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the NFL will uphold Brady’s suspension due to his unwillingness to cooperate with the investagtion in Deflate-Gate. New evidence came out that Brady admitted to having his phone destroyed when he was asked for his personal cell phone by investigators for possible evidence in the Deflate-Gate scandal. The player’s union threatened that if Brady did not get exonerated of his punishment, they would take the NFL to court over the matter. Goodell was also under pressure by the majority of the owners to uphold Brady’s suspension. The only way Brady could play in week one against the Steelers now is if the player’s union or Brady himself file a lawsuit against the league and are granted an injunction until a judgement in made. The Deflate-Gate scandal is still far from over.
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