Brady denies tampering with footballs in newly-released testimony

By News Staff

The Associated Press

The NFL Players Association has released a transcript of Tom Brady's June testimony in the deflated balls controversy. In the 457-page document filed in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday, Brady denies tampering with – or telling anyone to tamper with – footballs in the AFC championship game.

His testimony occurred in an arbitration hearing before NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell  Goodell last week decided to uphold a four-game suspension of Brady issued by a subordinate.

The league asked federal Judge Richard Berman last week to find that the NFL acted properly. Berman has ordered Brady and Goodell to appear before him next week. He has strongly urged they settle.

Brady was suspended after it was found that the Patriots had used deflated footballs in the AFC title game.

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