Report: NFL’s Appeal Of Ruling In Deflategate Case To Be Heard March 3

Deflategate is far from over, but it appears the New England Patriots won’t have to deal with any further developments until after the season — no matter how long it lasts.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York will hear the NFL’s oral arguments regarding its appeal of Tom Brady’s suspension on March 3, 2016, according to Reuters.

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman vacated Brady’s four-game suspension back in September, and the NFL acted quickly by immediately appealing Berman’s ruling.

The court said in September it could hear the NFL’s appeal as early as Feb. 1, six days before Super Bowl 50. However, the new reported date eliminates the possibility that the Patriots, who enter Monday night’s game against the Buffalo Bills with a perfect 9-0 record, would have to deal with another Deflategate-related distraction during Super Bowl week.

Thumbnail photo via Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) makes a call at the line of scrimmage during the fourth quarter against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots won 30-23.

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