NFL Players Association officially files petition for rehearing in Brady Case

Published 26 May 2016 By: Joseph M. Hanna

NFL Players Association officially files petition for rehearing in Brady Case

Unhappy with the Second Circuit’s decision in April1 to uphold the four game suspension handed down to star quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots for his role in the 2014 Deflategate scandal, the National Football League Players’ Association filed a petition2 for rehearing en banc (i.e. before all the judges of a court rather than by a panel selected from them) with the Second Circuit on Monday, May 23, 2016.

The filing comes as no surprise to most, and follows the appellate court’s 2-1 decision to overturn a New York federal judge’s ruling3 that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell overstepped his boundaries under the collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and its players’ association when he hit Brady with the suspension back in 2015.


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Joseph M. Hanna

Joseph M. Hanna

Joseph Hanna is a partner of Goldberg Segalla and concentrates his practice in commercial litigation with a focus on sports and entertainment law and retail, hospitality, and development litigation. Joe represents sports franchises, professional athletes, and movie studios with various issues related to licensing, contracts, and day-to-day management. He serves as Chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Sports and Entertainment Law Practice Group and editor of the firm’s Sports and Entertainment Law Insider blog. In addition, Joe is the Chair of Goldberg Segalla's Diversity Task Force. He possesses an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
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