Tom Brady’s Four-Game Suspension Upheld Says Ross Abelow

According to New York Law Journal, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has reinstated the four-game suspension of New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady alleging that he did tamper with the air pressure in footballs during the American Football Conference (AFC) Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts on January 18, 2015. In upholding the commissioner’s suspension of Brady, the court said it had an extremely limited roll to determine if the arbitration proceedings and award met the minimum legal standards established by the Labor Management Relations Act.

The court case pitting the players’ association against the commission had already been heard by Southern District Judge Richard Berman who had thrown out the four game suspension. The players’ association says they have very few alternatives left and that Brady will probably have to sit out the four game suspension at the start of the 2016 season.

While this has been a very hotly debated topic, many families feel that they need courts to make rulings in their favor just like the court did for the NFL commission. If you feel that describes your situation, then the first step is to seek great legal counsel like Ross Abelow. Through his practice with Abelow & Cassandro, Llp, he can make sure that you are not thrown around like a football but that your case gets the attention that it deserves.

Ross is a graduate of Brooklyn College of Law and has over 20 years of experience in helping families and companies seek the justice they are due. Ross also invites you to join his GoFundMe program to help homeless animals because while Brady can sit at home and watch the game, many animals do not have the luxury of a home to call their own. In addition to helping families and companies through the massive court system, Ross is also active in educating the public about the legal system through his personal blog.

An Overview of Brenda Wardle

On March 2014, South African high court commenced the hearing of a case in which a Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius was charged with murder of his girl friend Reeva Steenkamp. The judge of the high court, Thokozile Masipa delivered his verdict, where the athlete was acquitted of murder related charges but was found guilty of homicide as well as reckless handling of a gun at a restaurant. On October 2014, Oscar was sentenced to serve a maximum of five years in prison for committing homicide and another suspended three year for being reckless with a firearm.


Pistorius is a famous South African athlete with disability who had competed at several Paralympic Games including the 2012 London Olympics. Oscar shot dead her girlfriend on 14 February 2013 at his home in Pretoria. In his defence, Pistorius submitted that he wrongly shot her because he thought it was an intruder. He was arrested by police and charged with murder at a court in Pretoria on 15 February 2013. On February 2014, the President of the High Court ruled the proceedings would be broadcasted live via audio and to some extents via television.


About Brenda Wardle


Brenda Wardle is a South African legal expert providing legal analysis in South Africa and in the entire world. She prominently featured during the trail, placement and appeal of Oscar Pistorius. Wardle has a Master of Laws Degree, Bachelors of Law and an Intermediary Degree Qualification. She has published a number of articles relating to law in South Africa, including the one relating to presidential pardons. In specific, she made a reference to presidential pardon of Dr. Allan Boesak, which was made just before the contract of NDDP was terminated.


Brenda Wardle has been interviewed by several news agencies including Talkradio 702, SABC News Radio, PowerFM, BBC Radio and many others relating to different issues that were happening mainly in South Africa. During the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius, Brenda was interviewed by Andrew Harding and Karin Giannone of BBC.


Wardle has facilitated training and other events with up to 4000 delegates in the last two years. She has a consultancy firm that has hosted high profile events and conferences where prominent individuals have attended. Her writing is not only limited to legal matters only, but she has also written several manuals concerning contract management systems in the public sector in South Africa.

Follow Brenda Wardle on social media: