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Deflategate settlement

Feb 2, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (left) and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pose with the Pete Rozelle trophy during the Super Bowl XLIX-Winning Head Coach and MVP Press Conference at Media Center-Press Conference Room B. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Roger Goodell has already said that he’s going to take his sweet ass time on Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension. Apparently Brady, through the NFLPA, offered a settlement to the league last week. Brady, who is totally innocent and doesn’t even know what PSI is, would be ok taking a large fine if it meant missing no game time.

According to NFL Media Insider weasel Ian Rapoport, the league didn’t really take that offer and even think it over. The offer was met with “silence” by the league and it looks as though this is going to drag out a bit longer.

The NFLPA has already threatened to take the league to court if Brady’s suspension isn’t vacated. Looks like this showdown is headed into overtime. There was talk that some of the owners (Colts and Ravens) were trying to pressure Goodell into making sure his final decision didn’t include a vacated suspension.

PFT reported that ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio named the two owners who were putting the screws to Goodell.

"“I know who they are and I’m gonna name ‘em right now. Jim Irsay of the Colts. Steve Bisciotti of the Ravens and others in the AFC who believe the Patriots have gotten away with murder for years and have not been publicly punished properly.” – Sal Paolantonio"

Anyone else find it ironic if the Ravens owner is complaining about someone in the league getting away with murder?

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