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ESPN's Paolantonio Doubles Back On Bisciotti Urging Goodell To Maintain Brady Suspension

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 28 / 15

ESPN's Sal Paolantonio yesterday clarified comments he made over the weekend, noting he was "wrong to say" that Ravens Owner Steve Bisciotti had pushed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to uphold Tom Brady's four-game Deflategate suspension. Appearing on Baltimore-based WJZ-FM's "The Norris & Davis...

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