Lawyers for NFL, players union in court again to talk 'Deflategate' deal

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 13, 2015 11:05 AM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for the National Football League and its players union returned to federal court on Thursday to discuss a potential settlement of litigation over New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady's "Deflategate" suspension, a court official confirmed to Reuters.

The two sides were meeting privately in New York with U.S. District Judge Richard Berman, who has pressed both parties to seek a resolution before the Patriots' season begins on Sept. 10.

Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who imposed the four-game suspension, were not at the conference, the official said.

(Reporting by Nate Raymond; Writing by Joseph Ax; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)