NFL Lawyer, Paul Clement continues to make the NFL look bad… Real Bad. Clement wasn’t truthful earlier this month when stating his case to the 3 judges during the leagues appeal of the Brady decision. And now, he’s writing a letter to the judges to let them know he didn’t actually lie. In fact, most of it is him pointing out that he didn’t lie, Roger just stretched the truth…
Here’s the full text of Clement’s letter pic.twitter.com/XUEr8jzMt8
— Max Stendahl (@MaxLaw360) March 21, 2016
Huge shoutout to /u/coffeespeaking for making sense of this for all of us that haven’t spent a decade in law school.
For those who don’t understand what started this, a law professor from NY Law School, Robert Blecker, had previously submitted what is called an “amicus brief,” or friend of the court. He’s not a party, but he had written to inform the court that he felt the NFL “cheated” in its investigation, using dishonest figures and facts. Recently, he wrote a second letter, regarding misstatements of fact made upon appeal.
A discussion of that is here
In particular, Blecker notes the following misstatements of fact:
–The NFL argued that multiple text messages throughout the 2014 season included mentions of Jim McNally as the “Deflator.” In fact, just one message from May 2014 ever used that word.
–The NFL argued that Brady’s counsel was present for “many of the interviews” conducted by Wells’ team. In fact, “Brady’s lawyers were present only at Brady’s interview.”
–The NFL argued that 11 of the Patriots’ footballs measured below the allowable limit and that all of the Colts’ footballs tested within the allowable range on at least one pressure gauge. The argument, Blecker claims, is disingenuous, because it doesn’t account for the crucial element of timing. An independent AEI study thoroughly addressed that major issue last June.
–The NFL continued to claim at the March 3 hearing that Brady testified that his increased communication with John Jastremski centered only around preparation of footballs for the Super Bowl. As (full disclosure) I noted shortly after the hearing, this was simply not true. Brady testified numerous times to discussing the allegations being made in the media about potentially deflated footballs.
It also came out today that the Pats sent Clement a letter in January alerting him to some of these issues, so he would know to correct them.
All I know is if you have to write a letter stating that you didn’t lie, you probably lied. Many thought that the NFL actually had the upper hand after the appeal hearing, but if the judges take time to evaluate all of this, they will see the NFL and their lawyers are absolute fools and will throw this whole thing out and we can be done with it once and for all… NFL lying under oath, that’s perjury where I’m from.
On a side note, Today I learned, you can lie if you use an ellipsis at the end of a sentence… Got it…
My wife is going to HATE that this basically is safe to use now in lies…. Thanks Pauly!