Roger Goodell on Tom Brady appeal: ‘There is no timeline’

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said on Tuesday that there is no timeline on a decision for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s appeal of a four-game suspension.

“We are focused on it,” Goodell said to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “We are obviously being very thorough and want to make sure we consider all aspects of his appeal. We will make a decision as quickly as possible.”

Goodell met with Brady on June 23 on the appeal of Brady’s four-game suspension for allegedly being involved in deflating footballs before the AFC Championship Game against the Colts.

“There is no timeline. We want to make sure we have a fair and open process,” Goodell said.

Julian Edelman said earlier this week that Brady was “fired up” about the suspension and “ticked off” that a decision hasn’t been made.

If the suspension holds, Brady will miss the season opener against the Steelers, followed by games against Buffalo, Jacksonville and Dallas.

Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to start in place of Brady.

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