The Patriots quarterback’s remaining hope would be to appeal to the United States Supreme Court.
So now I get to predict, not what the Supreme Court would decide, but whether the NFL Players Union will take this up to the Supremes.
Um, I don’t think so. But if I’m wrong, I’ll let you know.
UPDATE 7/15/2016. I said I’d let you know if I were wrong. So, hey, I’m letting you know that I was right.
P.S. Tom Brady should find my piece, “Life on the Sidelines,” encouraging. Back when I was writing more regularly about NFL football, I went to the Giants summer training camp a number of times.
During one pre-season game–from my customary position on the sidelines at Giants Stadium–I tossed the football back to Stephen Baker, The Touchdown Maker, who looked surprised (I was one of the few women there) but smiled and said “Thank you.”
In “Life on the Sidelines,” just published on Medium.com, I tell you about how I made an actual NFL running play, and who blocked for me. To this day, the entire episode thrills me no end.