Ron Brace

Brady Running Out Of Chances; What's Next For Patriots?

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady is down to his last chance, and it's not a very good one.

If the Patriots quarterback is to avoid a four-game suspension in the scandal known as "Deflategate," he will have to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to take his case. Only about 1 percent of the appeals submitted to the nation's highest court are accepted, and they tend to be about grand constitutional issues.

Not, you know, deflated footballs.

Brady's latest appeal was rejected on Wednesday by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which turned away his request with a one-paragraph ruling. The NFL Players Association said it was disappointed but declined to say...

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