Report: Tom Brady’s appeal hearing lasted 11 hours

Tom Brady's appeal hearing lasted for over 11 hours.
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After nearly 11 hours, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s appeal hearing has concluded. The hearing began a little after 9:00 a.m ET and wrapped up about 8:30 p.m.

It is now up to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to decide the fate of Brady’s existing four-game suspension. It is reported that much of the time was used to dissect the Wells Report and that over 40 people were present at the quarterback’s hearing.

According to Jeffrey Kessler, outside council for the union, Brady stayed until the end of the hearing. Kessler released this statement upon conclusion of the hearing:

Brady attorney Jeff Kessler: “I don't know what the timetable is (for a ruling), but we feel like we made a very compelling case in there.”

— Bart Hubbuch (@BartHubbuch) June 24, 2015


Here is a picture someone snapped of the major crowd waiting outside the NFL’s New York City headquarters where Brady’s hearing was held.

The crowd outside #NFL HQ waiting for a Tom Brady decision.

— Donald Burns (@DCB03) June 23, 2015


Apparently some folks were not shy about trying to squeeze an autograph out of Brady.

Tom Brady used the entire 5 hours allowed to fight his Deflategate charges/crowd so big they had to meet in basement

— Michael W Sanders (@SandmanBoston) June 23, 2015


Brady should be hearing back at some point in the not-so-distant future. After all, New England’s training camp starts in a little over a month.

Photo: USA Today Sports

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