As settlement talks continue, report says Tom Brady ban will stand

BY foxsports • July 28, 2015

Will Tom Brady have his Deflategate suspension reduced?

According to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, it doesn't look good for the New England Patriots star quarterback.

This bit of news comes just a day after FOX Sports 1 NFL Insider Mike Garafolo reported that the NFL and the Players Association were working together to find a settlement of Brady's original four-game suspension. The latter appealed the penalty five weeks ago and has been waiting for the league to make its decision since.

While the NFL appeared willing to reduce the suspension, Brady's camp along with the union would only accept a fine. Any suspension will likely trigger a lawsuit from Brady and the NFLPA.