We don't know how much stock we put into this, but during the New York-based radio show Boomer and Carton this morning, host Craig Carton dropped a bit of a bombshell with regards to the never-ending Deflategate scandal. According to him, he spoke with a "very influential person in the NFL" on Thursday who told him that the league is still pushing hard for Tom Brady to serve a four-game suspension at some point this season. If you remember, the league has appealed the ruling that a judge handed down earlier this month nullifying the suspension, and they are now trying to expedite that appeal so that Brady will be forced to miss some games.
The NFL source told Carton that there is "no doubt in his mind" that the appeal will be finalized sometime between now and the end of the season.
Carton's co-host Boomer Esiason downplayed everything that the source said.
"I don't buy it," he said. "I know they want to expedite an appeal, but there's so many other things on the docket at these courts. Is this really that important to somebody?"
And while the obvious answer to that question is "Roger Goodell," we have to agree with Esiason's take on this. We just can't see Brady serving a suspension this season. Then again, we still can't believe that a story about deflated footballs from last season is still making a dent in the sports news cycle, so who the hell knows? At this point, we've just come to terms with the fact that Deflategate is never going to die.
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[via CBS New York]