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It sounds like a Tennessee Williams play about cannibalism: Suddenly Last Summer will be a good title for the Deflate-gate saga.
Suddenly, after six months of paralysis, suddenly reports tell us that the NFL and Tom Brady want a quick resolution to the Deflate-gate case. All of a sudden.
Say what? You mean after posturing, belligerence, bellicose pronouncements and threats, we have reasonable men about to sit down and negotiate? Yes, apparently.
What has happened to bring about this turn of the screw? It would appear a New York judge told them to settle this and to tone down the bravado. With September 4th looming as a date to let Brady play the first game, something has to be done within the next four weeks.
At present Brady’s attorney, the wily coyote known as Jeffrey Kessler, has announced they will not seek an injunction against the NFL ruling.
What does that mean? Well, it means both parties have talked and decided they have some common ground after all. It likely means whatever is determined, Brady will play.
In all likelihood, Brady will pay through the nose an enormous fine for equipment transgressions. Whether he acknowledges any wrongful rules violations may be the sticking point. He will say he is sorry he called Roger a dope
It is also not foregone that Brady’s attorney to seek an injunction days before the drop dead date of Sept. 4th. However, all parties seem to suddenly realize that they look like jackasses and the case is working to the detriment of all.