Well, after Andrew Napolitano…
Roger Goodell is commissioner of the National Football League. For those who care, he flexed his muscle against Tom Brady – giving him a term in the pen for what was little more than jaywalking (if that).
Brady took it to court, and today won:
In a major setback for the N.F.L., New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady prevailed in his battle to have his four-game suspension overturned Thursday, as a federal judge reversed a ruling by Commissioner Roger Goodell to bench one of the league’s biggest stars in a dispute over underinflated balls he used in a January championship game.
Judge Richard M. Berman of Federal District Court in Manhattan did not rule on whether Brady tampered with the footballs in a bid for competitive advantage. Instead, he focused on the narrower question of whether the collective bargaining agreement between the N.F.L. and the players union gave Goodell the authority to carry out the suspension. Judge Berman ruled that it did not.
Judge Berman ruled that the commissioner was not following the contract, something that would be nice to hear once in a while from the US supreme court regarding the US president and the constitution.
For those who care about application of the constitution in the US, I suggest that Judge Berman is your man.
Well, after Judge Napolitano.