>> Up against a Monday court deadline, Tom Brady scrambling with a last minute appeal of his four game Deflate-gate suspension. The NFL players union on his behalf asking the court that upheld his suspension in a limited three judge vote to hear the case again. This time with all judges present.
Reuters correspondent Joseph Ads explains.>> And what the Player's Union has done today is said they want the entire court to rehear the case in what's known as an on bunk review. Essentially what that means is rather than a three judge panel, every judge Every active judge on the court will hear the case if they agree to the appeal.
>> If being the key word when it comes to the court in question. The second US circuit court of appeals.>> The second circuit among all the federal circuit courts in the country is known for rarely granting>> En banc reviews. They've only granted one such hearing in the last two years, so the latest appeal may be a bit of a longshot.
>> If turned down, the Patriot's star quarterback could still try to take his case to the Supreme Court.>> Mind you, none of the courts involved are weighing whether Brady knowingly used deflated footballs in 2015's AFC Championship game.>> The case is really about whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell overstepped his authority under the collective bargaining agreement that the league has with the union.
And that's really what's at stake in this appeal as well.>> Brady's suspension, if not overturned, would bench him for the first four games of the upcoming season.