FOXBORO, MA (The Spread) – The appeal of Tom Brady’s suspension will be heard on June 23 according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Schefter reports that the appeal hearing could be pushed back further to June 25, meaning that the public won’t know the fate of Brady’s four-game suspension for at least another month. Brady was suspended four games for his role in the “Deflategate” scandal and many believe he could win his appeal and have his punishment cut in half or perhaps completely wiped out.
Some have speculated that since team owner Robert Kraft decided against filling an appeal for the draft picks and money lost as result of “Deflategate,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell could go easier on Brady. But seeing as how Goodell will preside over the appeal himself, Brady still might be subject to a four-game ban to start the 2015 season.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Patriots are currently 17/2 to win the 2016 Super Bowl. Those odds are likely to change if Brady’s suspension is either lifted or reduced.