Tom Brady Hires High-Profile Lawyer for Appeal

The suspended quarterback has reportedly hired Jeffrey Kessler, who is famous for taking on the NFL.
1:47 | 05/14/15

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The latest now on deflategate. A new espn/and poll finds 76% of avid fans support the suspension and the penalties. Brady has until this afternoon to appeal the decision. He's hired a high-profile lawyer. Ryan smith is here with the latest. Reporter: Good morning to you, robin. That lawyer has been a thorn in the NFL's side from the legal standpoint, winning multiple cases against them. A teammate is letting Brady know the team has his back. This morning, the new England patriots making it clear the team is standing by. He's an unbelievable player. He has full support from myself and the organization. Reporter: This is Tom Brady now reportedly lawyering up far showdown with the NFL over deflategate. A source telling ESPN Brady's adding big-time football lawyer Jeffrey Kessler, famous for taking on the NFL, to his legal team. Ler just last year helping reinstate both ray rice and Adrian Peterson after their suspensions for domestic violence. The four-time super bowl winner is racing the clock. He has until 5:00 P.M. Today to appeal the decision suspending him for four games after a deflategate up ves gags found it is more probable than not that Tom Brady was at least generally aware of the release of air from patriots game balls. A lot of athletes appeal. Occasionally they're overturned. Maybe the four games could be lessed to two. Reporter: If Brady appeals, the big question, will roger Goodell hear it or designate someone to hear it? Under his watch, several players have had their suspensions reduced or overturned. We move to the race to the white house now. Jeb bush playing defense over comments he made about the Iraq

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