By: The Associated Press//February 25, 2016
By: The Associated Press//February 25, 2016//
NEW YORK — Three federal judges will hear the NFL’s appeal of the lifting of New England quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension in “Deflategate” next week.
Arguments before the panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals are scheduled for March 3 in Manhattan.
The judges hearing the case were listed Thursday on the court’s web site. They are Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann, Barrington D. Parker and Denny Chin. Katzmann was appointed to the 2nd Circuit in 1999. Parker was elevated to the 2nd Circuit in 2001 by President George W. Bush while Chin was elevated to the court in 2010 by President Barack Obama.
The judges will decide whether a lower-court judge was correct to negate Brady’s suspension over a ball-deflation scandal last year.