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BC Expert: Tom Brady's Appeal Denied

Kari Hong

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Christopher Brown is an adjunct law professor at Boston College Law School who specializes in sports and entertainment law. He is the co-founder and managing member of Brown & Rosen, LLC and runs the firm’s litigation and entertainment departments. He is also a Certified Players Representative with the National Basketball Association Players Union. Prior to joining Brown & Rosen, Brown served as Chairman of the Sports and Entertainment Group at Murtha Cullina,  LLP in Boston. Brown is also a co-founder of Orpheus Sports, where he oversees the careers of approximately 40 athletes. Brown is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, New York Bar, United States District Court, Massachusetts, and United States District Court, Southern District of New York



“The issue addressing the phone could be destruction of evidence. If Brady chooses to go into federal court to challenge it, obviously this could be a very, very big issue and at the end of it, the evidence has in no way been preserved. His failure to preserve the evidence certainly works against him. 

“I don’t know if the destruction of the evidence is a death blow to Brady’s cause because their argument was that this suspension was far too much when you look at previous penalties in cases that are related, so in that respect it may not matter if the evidence was destroyed.

“But the material coming out indicating Brady ordered the destruction of the evidence I think is going to be such an overwhelming factor, and I don’t know how or why Brady allowed that information to come out because in many respects it may impact his legacy.

“I think where we find ourselves now is a situation where people are going to begin to question the potential integrity of Tom Brady who I would say was beyond reproach not that long ago.”



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