NFL Again Under Scrutiny With Brady Poised to Appeal Suspension

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is expected this week to formally appeal his four-game suspension over his role in "Deflategate," in what would be the latest test for a league whose sanctioning policies have come under intense scrutiny. The NFL took a harder-than-usual line with Brady following outcry over its handling of the domestic abuse cases and accusations by former players that it concealed information related to head injuries that might occur while playing. Ted Wells, an attorney hired by the NFL to look into the allegations, said in a 243-page report that Brady, who refused to hand over his cell phone during questioning by investigators, was "more probably than not" aware of the scheme.