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AFL-CIO, Kenneth Feinberg join Brady's 'Deflategate' appeal

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady has added more high-profile legal power to fight his "Deflategate" suspension.

The AFL-CIO filed a friend of the court brief on Monday asking the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a decision handed down by a three-judge panel in April. Also weighing in: Kenneth Feinberg, who helped divvy up the funds for Sept. 11 and Boston Marathon bombing victims.

In its amicus brief, the labor federation said the three-judge panel of the 2nd Circuit that reinstated Brady's four-game suspension erred in granting Commissioner Roger Goodell the "highly deferential" status afforded a neutral arbitrator.

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