Tom Brady expected to appeal "deflate-gate" suspension

Molly Yanity

Molly Yanity, an assistant professor in the graduate sports journalism program, is available to comment on Tom Brady, who is expected to appeal his four-game suspension for the deflated balls the New England Patriots used in the A.F.C. championship game.

"It's difficult for fans to wrap their heads around the idea of a four-game suspension for on-field dalliances when it is compared to suspensions for criminal behavior off the field," Yanity said. "This is where the NFL has struggled to make its case. Following rules of competition, however, is critical to the integrity of the game.  So many questions come out of this, like why do the teams supply footballs and not the league? What about the timing? There are so many good questions the NFL needs to address."

To schedule an interview with Yanity, please call John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations, at 203-206-4449 (cell) or 203-582-5359 (office).

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