The whole thing goes back to May 2015 when the NFL conducted an investigation following to the claims that Patriots attendants where deflating footballs before the AFC Championship Game vs. the Colts of Indianapolis on January 18th, 2015. According to attorney Ted Wells, the investigation concluded that Tom Brady was “more probable than not” “generally aware” that the situation was going on.
The chances of this going favorable for Brady are running slim as the season approaches and his appeals continue to get denied by the U. S Second Circuit Court of Appeals. If so, the New England Patriots would have to play their first 4 games of the NFL betting season without their star quarterback. The punishment imposed on Brady was NFL issued.
According to NFL media sources, if Brady wants to file an appeal with the Supreme Court, he only has 90 days to do it. It’s still a long process he has to go through and it’s too little time to complete it and get the Supreme Court to hear him out.
“At this point, Tom Brady is down to his very last shot, and it’s a longshot,” Feldman said Wednesday on NFL HQ. “Every success for Tom Brady at this point is unlikely.” Gabe Feldman is the director of the Tulane Sports Law Program.
In a statement, the NFL Players association said that they are disappointed to hear the decision of not prompting a rehearing for Brady. “Despite today’s result, the track record of this League office when it comes to matters of player discipline is bad for our business and bad for our game. We have a broken system that must be fixed.”
NFL betting fans are now asking themselves the same question. Can the Patriots win without their main star? If Tom Brady is lucky enough to win the appeal, there is a very good chance we get to see him play the season opener when they visit the Arizona Cardinals on September 11th. After their first game on the road, they get to go back home to face the Miami Dolphins, the Houston Texans and The Buffalo Bills. However, if the suspension stays, Tom Brady would be carrying out his debut for the NFL football betting season until October 9th at the home of the Cleveland Browns.
At the moment, the odds for the New England Patriots to win SuperBowl LI are at +755. There are some who believe that when a team has a strong start, they will consequently have a strong end. However it is safe to say that sportsbooks might see a change on the betting lines if Brady’s suspension is not dissolved. Although there is enough talent on the New England roster, Brady will always have an important physical and emotional impact on the team.