This is a time capsule of Deflategate legal thoughts. The focus is on the August 14 NFL/NFLPA Memorandums in Opposition, the August 12th settlement hearing and related issues.
I’ve been receiving a lot of questions about Deflategate legal issues as they happen, and it is easiest to collect them in one place. If you haven’t already read them, please check out my FAQ recaps on earlier events on my blog. If you scroll down a bit, you can find blog posts about other NFL disciplinary issues as well.
Warning; These posts may cause feelings of severe deja vu.
(Please note: In order for the comments to be worth reading and answering, I moderate this blog personally. When I have time to do it. My rules are no spam, vulgarity or name-calling attacks on any people or commenters. Most people are really good about that, and just about everything gets published. Sometimes comments shape my thinking, including being challenged and informed by alternative views.
I’m highlighting my guidelines as um, fair notice, as some of the topics in this blog post may make some want to attack media members. Like or dislike whoever you want because this is America, but I honestly don’t want to see that here. It tends to shut down reasoned disagreement and devolves the quality of the comments when people are focused on attacking human beings instead of arguments.
In addition, please check previous posts first to see if I’ve already answered your question. The focus on these posts are legal questions and the facts as they apply to the law. Thanks again for being cool.)
Have any additional questions, comments? Put them below. Please read the other comments first to see if I’ve already answered them. I do not have a staff because I’d rather keep overhead low and my own money.
It’s sometimes hard to talk about legal issues to a broad audience without simplifying to the point of complete inaccuracy. So if you have any Deflategate settlement, memorandum of law legal questions of a more or less detailed nature than above, please let me know. My comment community is usually a very good one. Sometimes the comments are so good, I create new blog posts just to highlight how good some of the comments are. Unusual, I know.