On April 25, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an opinion reversing the decision of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York regarding the four game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
"We hold that the Commissioner properly exercised his broad discretion under the collective bargaining agreement and that his procedural rulings were properly grounded in that agreement and did not deprive Brady of fundamental fairness...Chief Judge Katzmann dissents in a separate opinion."
Case 15-2801 - National Football League Management Council et al. v. National Football League Players Association et. al.
OPINION, reversing the judgment of the district court and remanding with instructions for the district court to confirm the arbitration award
OPINION, Dissenting, by Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann
Labor Management Relations Act, 1947
29 U.S.C. 7 - Labor-Management Relations