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NFLPA files appeal on behalf of Tom Brady, Kyle Arrington has little to say about Deflategate

In this Jan. 18, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a ball tossed to him during warmups before the NFL football AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts in Foxborough, Mass. Tom Brady is expected to file an appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in deflating footballs for the AFC championship game.
In this Jan. 18, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a ball tossed to him during warmups before the NFL football AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts in Foxborough, Mass. Tom Brady is expected to file an appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in deflating footballs for the AFC championship game. (Matt Slocum / Associated Press)

The NFL Players Association has officially filed an appeal on behalf of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the wake of his four-game suspension for his role in the Deflategate scandal.

The players' union is asking for a neutral arbitrator to hear the case. Brady is represented by veteran attorney Jeffrey Kessler.

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"The NFLPA has filed an appeal of the four-game suspension handed down by Troy Vincent," the NFLPA said in a statement. "Given the NFL's history of inconsistent and arbitrary decisions in disciplinary matters, it is only fair that a neutral arbitrator hear this appeal.

"If Ted Wells and the NFL believe, as their public comments stated, that the evidence in their report is 'direct' and 'inculpatory,' then they should be confident enough to present their case before someone who is truly independent."

Cut by the Patriots this week, new Ravens cornerback Kyle Arrington had little to say about his former team being embroiled in a controversy that cost them a $1 million fine along with first- and fourth-round draft picks.

"To be honest, I'm just happy to be a Raven," Arrington said. "Whatever situation they're dealing with, that's really between them and the commissioner."

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