The news today alerts us to a federal judge’s decision in the “Deflategate” controversy involving Tom Brady and the NFL. According to headlines earlier today the story is that Tom Brady wins, and his four-game suspension at the start of this upcoming football season has been vacated. More recent headlines tell that the NFL will appeal the decision, so this story may not be over. But I’m more interested in discussing this case from legal perspective on arbitration. And in that regard, this deflategate case isn’t really all that much different than other arbitration cases, including those involving Wall Street (for securities industry arbitration cases).