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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Todd Bowles and the New York Jets had no idea about Sheldon Richardson's latest troubles until media reports started popping up early Thursday night. That's around the same time Richardson's parents found out, too.
The NFL and the NFL Players Association players' union on Friday asked a US court to expedite a ruling on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game "Deflate-gate" ban. US District Court Judge Richard Berman will hear the case, which began last January when footballs used by Brady and the Patriots' offensive unit were found to be below NFL minimums for air pressure during a playoff game against Indianapolis, making them easier to grip, grab and hold. The Patriots beat the Colts 45-7 on their way to winning the Super Bowl, the fourth NFL crown for Brady.