Brady, Goodell in court for Deflategate hearing


NEW YORK (AP) — Here are the latest developments in a federal court hearing in football's "Deflategate" scandal, with the NFL, the players' union and superstar quarterback Tom Brady at odds about a four game suspension he received for using underinflated footballs (all times local): 11:40 a.m.

U.S. District Judge Richard Berman says he thinks there are varying strengths to both sides in the argument over whether the NFL was justified in suspending Tom Brady four games in the "Deflategate" scandal.

Berman said Wednesday at the start of a hearing in federal court that he has not determined in his own mind who will prevail between Brady and the players' union or the league and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Berman spoke before allowing lawyers to make a brief argument.

NFL lawyer Daniel Nash says the collective bargaining agreement with the players gives the NFL commissioner authority and the responsibility to protect the integrity of the game, including imposing suspensions.