The next chapter of Deflategate could be written and revealed very soon.
According to CNBC Now, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told Julia Boorstin that a ruling on the appeal of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady could come very soon and could be as soon as next week. Brady’s appeal was heard by Goodell on June 23.
Brady was originally suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season for his alleged involvement and knowledge of game balls being purposefully deflated prior to last year’s AFC Championship Game.
Several analysts believe that Brady’s suspension will be cut in half following his appeal hearing and there are even a few that think it could be wiped out altogether.
The Patriots are scheduled to host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2015 Thursday night regular season opener. Should Brady be forced to miss that game, second-year quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo would likely make his first career start.