Michael O'Keeffe of the NYDN calls in to discuss what he saw yesterday in court and to give his opinion of how Brady looks after day one of hearings.
Lou and Christian break down all the information gathered from Brady's hearing with Judge Berman and the NFL from yesterday, and give their takes on what they think could happen based on the Judge's questions. Also, the guys take a look at an NFL Player Poll that questions cheating in the NFL.
Michael McCann joins the guys to let them know the latest from federal court, where Brady and the NFL are meeting with Judge Berman.

[0:00:00] ... Let's go right to the phone lines Michael McCann who has done such a great job Bob breaking this down. Over the last seven months course legal analyst and Sports Illustrated Comcast sports and doing minute. And it real job units a law professor and director of sports and entertainment law institute. Michael thanks for joining us. If you're Tom Brady. How you feeling right now. But they might think robbery feels pretty good right now this was a day where the judge ...
[0:00:46] ... that question but instead on the fundamental questions. Where's the evidence that Tom Brady it's something wrong. And how did the NFL com that the conclusion. That he parks took in some ball deflation scheme which itself. Hadn't been proven. And I think that the judge raised serious questions about the lack of evidence that actually shows that Tom Brady did something wrong. It's like the judge can't get over that and that's great news for Tom Brady because. A discussion about article where it's exodus CPA the NFL and with that potentially because you're so that's a lot of deference of the the players association has some good arguments against that but it better pointed discussions for Tom Brady illegally. Is the core question of what did you do or not do and the judge seems focused on. Michael just for ...
[0:01:56] ... and in deciding what conduct detrimental to leak. That's not good for Tom Brady recognize that policy is worded in a way that you that the case is really weak. The commissioner which seemed to have that authority. But here judge permits saying yeah I get that I get that that favors in elbit. Why against Brady being punished and that sort of the the court questioned the actual question the party said there are going to be discovery meaning their pocket it. Goal or fax or soccer as new information and yet the judge wants to revisit the facts so I I really think. It doesn't mean Tom Brady's gonna wind and I don't want to imply that this is it that had operated as one of the case but I think project is signaling certainly to the NFL. In before you don't settle I got real questions about what your election. You know Michael ditzy like Jeffrey Jessica through a Jim McNally and dungy kind of under the bus but what did you take of the concessions that may be Tom Brady could have conducted himself better with wells. Yeah Lou I think that was the key moment for Tom Brady's case I think Jeffrey Kessler saying yeah yeah no it's all pretty could've been more cooperative. And maybe he should be punished for that a complete inflation punished but I I can read between the lines saying. Let's work at a settlement. Where Tom Brady gets punished maybe a find like Brett Favre was fine Levy could have been more cooperative and turning over material even though as. Brady Serbs. There's no actual ruled that ...
[0:04:10] ... I think that that's a good sort of frame of reference for Tom Brady and that's the judges focusing on this game. Where their reality you know where's the evidence and Tom Brady. Directing people to deflator first of all there is the idea that science argument that the deflation if it occurred. Occurred actually but secondly let's just assume the worst of this soon there what is grand scheme to to play football. Where's the evidence it's robbery participated in it and the judges focused on the game or happen without without making its Tom Brady. So somewhere where Mike Michael we were obviously different and we knew we we're looking at this at the viewpoint of a ...






Sal Pal steps away from the court room to give the guys an update on how Brady & the NFL are doing in federal court.

[0:01:02] ... court cases. That. You know at some point. That judge must program Tom Brady. Did you do. Britney gave me answer that is there and everybody now I did not. And we're notwithstanding any evidence that ...
[0:02:13] ... come on and break the news that there was no settlement on sports center and we have had a chapter. Are in the courtroom and you're not allowed to bring your ball into the courthouse. That's the reason why Iowa was to make sure that sports editor of the new there was a similar course. So I'm waiting ship to come down. And diversity of real good understanding of ...
[0:03:03] ... me as if the NFL would be acting in good faith with Tom Brady if they want him to accept that knowing. That's perjury. Notwithstanding. Perjury but what about the court of public. They have to ...
[0:04:14] ... world war in order it's great short games Spence. You're basically. Asking Tom Brady. Destroys credibility. Get back on the football. And there is nothing pretty etc. There's nothing that crap on my. Or the pictures ...






The guys discuss the altercation at New York Jets training camp, that left Geno Smith with a broken jaw after brawling with rookie, IK Enemkpali.
Lou, Christian and Giardi talk about how the NFL and Brady may fare in federal court today.
The boys were on the air when news broke that Geno Smith was punched out in the locker room by a 6th round draft pick.
Lou, Christian and Gary go over the recent scandal regarding Ben Affleck cheating on Jennifer Garner with his live-in nanny, and the subsequent photographs of the nanny donning all four of Tom Brady's Super Bowl rings.
Mike Florio, and his legal background, give Lou, Christian and Gary and idea as to what Judge Berman may be thinking, and some of the pitfalls that the NFL and NFLPA could experience if they choose NOT to settle.

[0:00:00] ... Let's bring in Mike Florio get a phone call though was never should know I recently lawyer by you know as I get deeper into this Mike ...
[0:05:02] ... you want. Or you can just take a four game five from Tom Brady with the money donated to charity your choice you decide I'll come back in five minutes in you tell me what you'd like to do. Yeah it seems that sort of seems like it's I think that's ever by or walk but. Let's just say you you are the years you're Tom Brady and you know the judge is pretty much said you're gonna lose and take the settlement or OK it's gonna be even worse. At that point time. What would Tom Brady look at that say listen I I kind of dug my heels and I have to do regardless of what the outcome is that I know the judge is gonna give me. Dig it anyways this saw episode a public perception is of it is out of me you're not giving up and you know make this your body knows I still believe I'm innocent. Why for Tom Brady it's all or nothing now I guess you could settle a one game two game suspension may be the judge will try to get him to do that but the ruling is going to be dollar nothing. So I can understand why Tom Brady would dig in and say I want to be able reply but see he's got the ability. To give up dollars and cents and even though he would not be admitting responsibility and you know what no civil lawsuit that settles ever results. In the party who pays the money admitting to anything it's a standard clause I admit that nothing I'll pay the money. Well paying the money says everything and I think that's how the judge would look at this at the NFL says we need to have an admission of responsibility. Well Tom Brady's gonna give up one point eight million dollars at the end result is a four game fine that tells anyone who's paying ...
[0:07:55] ... at a time shifted delve into everything every nook and cranny of Tom Brady didn't like the idea to give up the cellphone. He's gonna hate what he's gonna have to do if he would sue for defamation Jim Turner willing to do it. Jim Turner are not nearly the same profile. You can and what happens is in this part of the playbook and I've seen these from both sides when I practice law are represented defendants are represented plaintiffs. The playbook is make that litigation as inconvenient as embarrassing as uncomfortable as possible and Tom Brady's gonna want nothing to do. With that kind of scrutiny health face if he would file a defamation claim and yet in this case it's it's gonna be harder to prove that there was any type of lying that happened about Tom Brady because it did that you know. The facts are what they are characterizations may be subject to reasonable interpretation maybe the NFL should be given the benefit of the doubt. But it's hard to say Ted Wells was lying about Tom Brady hurts at least harder to say that than it is to say about Jim Turner assuming that turner is privy to information ...
[0:09:45] ... be in trials may be confident that such a vote via the hot dog is never lost the case if you've never lost the case. It never tried many trees and don't know once you go ...






Judge Berman has ordered the NFL and NFLPA to engage in substantial settlement talks. It seems that both sides are reluctant to do so, and will likely make Judge Berman do the dirty work FOR them.