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Littlefield On Sports: 'Deflategate' And Football Safety

A jersey featuring the name and number of New England Patriots football quarterback Tom Brady rests in a case in the ProShop at Gillette Stadium May 13. (Steven Senne/AP)
A jersey featuring the name and number of New England Patriots football quarterback Tom Brady rests in a case in the ProShop at Gillette Stadium May 13. (Steven Senne/AP)
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The Wells report, the NFL's penalties against the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady has not ended the "deflategate" saga.

Brady's four game suspension and the team's $1 million fine — and loss of draft picks — have started a national conversation about whether the penalties are too harsh, too lenient, or just right.

And it's not over yet. Tom Brady has until 5 p.m. Thursday to appeal, and his agent says he will.

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Bill Littlefield, host of NPR’s Only A Game. He tweets at @OnlyAGameNPR.

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Radio Boston: New England Patriots Get Punished By The NFL

  • "Everybody’s talking about it. A day after the National Football League handed down punishment to the New England Patriots and slapped quarterback Tom Brady with a four-game suspension, people are asking how the star quarterback and his championship team could have played this one so poorly."

This segment aired on May 13, 2015. The audio for this segment is not available.

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