Report: NFLPA Wants Ruling On Tom Brady Appeal By Week 1 Or Injunction

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The NFL Players Association reportedly doesn’t want to waste any time in getting a ruling once they file their appeal of Tom Brady’s four-game Deflategate suspension.

The NFLPA will ask the judge presiding over the lawsuit to either make a ruling by Sept. 4 or to issue an injunction, which would allow Brady to play while the court case is ongoing, a source told ProFootballTalk on Wednesday.

An injuction is risky for Brady, since he can’t control the timeline of the lawsuit. If the court decides any part of Brady’s suspension should be upheld, and the ruling comes midway through the season or even in January, then Brady would have to serve the suspension at that date.

The NFLPA will file its appeal in Minnesota as early as Wednesday, a source told ESPN’s Jim Trotter.

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