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Goodell in fed court over Brady lawsuit

1 year 5 months 5 days ago August 13, 2015 Aug 13, 2015 Thursday, August 13 2015 August 13, 2015 8:58 AM in Sports
Source: Associated Press

NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and lawyers for the league are meeting with a federal judge in private to discuss settlement talks in the legal dispute with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Brady waited his turn Wednesday after a hearing in a Manhattan federal court.

Judge Richard Berman pressed both sides about the scandal known as "Deflategate" before shifting the hearing toward private talks.

During the hearing, the judge asked the lead attorney on Brady's side why two Patriots employees would deflate balls without Brady's knowledge.

Jeffrey L. Kessler says the players' union does not believe the balls were deflated, but, if they were, the employees believed it would help their quarterback.

Brady and Commissioner Roger Goodell didn't speak during the hearing except to introduce themselves to Berman.

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