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Judge Orders Brady, Goodell To Appear Twice In Mid-August, Encourages Settlement

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 03 / 15

The federal judge handling Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension on Friday ordered Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to "appear in court twice in mid-August," according to ESPN.com. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman on Friday told the two sides that he had scheduled conf...

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01/24/97
DOES NFL FEAR POSTGAME SHOW WILL TURN INTO CHURCH CHAT?

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01/24/97
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01/24/97
NFL INTERNATIONAL MEETS THE PRESS IN NEW ORLEANS

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Tags: CFL, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

01/23/97
SPORTS SPONSOMETER: TRACKING NFL INTEREST THROUGH '96

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01/23/97
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