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Lawyers For Tom Brady, Roger Goodell Meet With Judge For Two Hours

NEW YORK — For a second day Thursday, lawyers for the NFL and its players' union met separately with a federal judge to try to resolve their legal dispute over whether Commissioner Roger Goodell's four-game suspension of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady should stand. Two hours of morning meetings occurred a day after Judge Richard M. Berman in Manhattan oversaw more than four hours of discussions aimed at moving both sides toward a settlement of a dispute over deflated footballs that threatens to taint next month's start of a new season. Neither Brady nor Goodell attended Thursday's talks. The judge instructed both sides that Brady and Goodell are not required to...

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