GOODELL- When asked about officials not following protocol and the leaks coming out of the NFL headquarters during the peak of the Deflategate investigation, Goodell danced around the questions.
- Bill Leavy, the official in charge of the game balls during the Jets game (you know the game where the balls measured 16 psi after the game) has retired as an official and will be some sort of supervisor of NFL Referees in the West Region.
- Two months ago I posted my theory that Deflategate could really be an internal investigation to determine the source of the leaks coming from the NFL headquarters. With all the random twists, turns and continuous leaks, I still think this is possible.
BRADY SUSPENSION/NFLPA- Should Goodell drop Brady's suspension to zero games, this might actually be a loss to both Brady and the other players. The NFLPA will stand to benefit by taking the NFL and Goodell to court in that just a few weeks ago the Missouri Supreme Court determined that Goodell could not be the arbitrator for player issues in that state. With that precedent set, this case could further reduce his power. Besides possibly taking a lawsuit out of the NFLPA hands, a reduction would also make it appear that Brady's suspension was removed because of Kraft's willingness to kiss up to Goodell a few months after saying he demanded an apology.