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Posted on: Sep 8, 2015

By Matthew R. Macaluso of Keller Macaluso LLC

On September 3, Judge Berman cleared Tom Brady to play, but the NFL appealed. Read more about the ruling here, and read about the NFL's appeal here. For Michael McCann’s take on the odds of success for the NFL appeal, see this article. For a report on why Brady and the NFLPA won the appeal, click here.


ESPN’s Outside the Lines features additional allegations against the Patriots. Read about it here

Following the report, the Patriots issued a scathing response to ESPN. See this article.

For commentary regarding DeflateGate as it relates to the forensics and technical report, check out this article.

This post was written by Matthew R. Macaluso of Keller Macaluso LLC. If you would like to submit content or write an article for the Sports & Entertainment Law Section page, please email Rachel Beachy at


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