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Tom Brady appeal of suspension concludes in New York

Tom Brady's appeal for his four-game suspension ended Tuesday evening at NFL headquarters in New York after ten hours of testimony, the NFL announced.

No further hearings are scheduled.

The NFL announced on May 11 that Brady was suspended for violating the NFL policy on the integrity of the game. That came less than a week after independent investigator Ted Wells found that it was "more probable than not" that Brady was "at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities" regarding the deflation of Patriots game balls used in the AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts

Rapoport reported that Brady's team was given guidelines to present the case in roughly four hours, although the process lasted far longer than that. Due to a confidentiality order, it could be some time before the details of the appeal are revealed to the public, per Rapoport. 

"I don't know what timetable will be. We presented a very compelling case," Brady's attorney Jeffrey Kessler said Tuesday evening, according to Tom Curran of Comcast Sports New England. Brady was not available to speak with the media. 

Rapoport said that Brady's plan was to be as forthcoming as possible, although it's unclear whether he offered to hand over his phone records to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.  Patriots owner Robert Kraft is out of the country and offered a written statement of support for Brady. 

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