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NFLPA Rep. Ramon Foster Is Fighting For Tom Brady's Return

LATROBE (93-7 THE FAN) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld Tom Brady's four-game suspension on Tuesday confirming that the Patriots quarterback will sit out of New England's home opener against the Steelers on Sept. 10.

Brady plans to challenge the NFL's decision in federal court with the support of the NFL Players Association, including Steelers guard and players union representative, Ramon Foster.

"Our job is to represent everybody, period," Foster said. "It's not a slippery slope, and the right thing to do is defend a man when you have to and that's with Ray Rice and that's with anybody else out there that's gotten into some trouble, and that's us going to court and representing a player."

Foster explained that when it comes to the union, everybody is on the same team despite the color of their uniforms on game day.

"That's what we are supposed to do as a union is fight those type of things so that he's given the best opportunity to be on the field and stay on the field so he will deal with it in the next week or so and we will get all of that info then," Foster said.

As Brady and the Players Union continues to fight the suspension, the Patriots quarterback will have to ride out what Foster expects to be a lengthy process with the NFL.

"It's going to be a lot of give and take and a lot of stuff getting exposed and a lot of people getting on each other's nerves, but that's what it's for," Foster said.

He said it's hard to tell exactly how long the process could take, but at this point, Brady is fighting for his own personal pride and the union.

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