Despite the small army of lawyers dispatched by both sides, today’s Tom Brady appeal hearing is not happening in a courtroom.
But it still has the feel of a trial, right down to the Bible, apparently.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Brady “is testifying under oath, per source.”
While that makes it sound like the previously zipped-up Brady is going to be totally honest, it’s also hard to figure out what exactly it means, or whether it matters.
(Place your right hand on the 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement. Do you swear to Roger to tell the whole truth, …)
While we won’t be provided with a transcript of today’s hearing — that’ll have to wait until the get to an actual courtroom — the leaks in this one will be fascinating.
And they might be more profound than the amount of air that may or may not have leaked out of any footballs.