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Rise 'n Grind: Tom Brady finally gets to look Roger Goodell in the eye

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This is the day Roger Goodell gets to look Tom Brady in the eye and sort out the league's latest half-assed player discipline investigation.

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KANGAROO COURT: Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game DeflateGate suspension starts at 9:30 a.m. ET, with a room full of high-powered lawyers and ol' Rog at the head of the conference table, waiting for "new evidence" from Brady himself that could reduce the suspension. Here's EVERYTHING you need to know ahead of the Brady appeal.

Brady wants the entire suspension dropped. The NFL has to save face, and the NFL Players Association has the perfect test case to fight Goodell's central authority in the league's arbitrary player discipline process. This thing isn't close to being over.

LEAKED VIDEO: Say, who would have leaked that video of Junior Galette fighting on the beach?

DROY: Broncos linebacker Shane Ray has one goal for this season: win the Defensive Rookie of the Year award.

BENGALS ARE MAD AT TERRELLE PRYOR: All he wanted to do was show off a little, try to entice interested teams into keeping him in their Rolodex in case of potential last-minute roster spots opening. Unfortunately, he went public with something that the Bengals are kind of private about. Totally unrelated: Pryor is now the Browns' newest receiver.

HAPPY COWBOY: There's one Cowboys player who is not at all unhappy about what the team did, or didn't do, with his contract.

FAT GUY TOUCHDOWN: The upcoming "Body Issue" of ESPN The Magazine is going to feature some offensive linemen without their clothes in tastefully done photos.

YOU NEED A DRINK: Listen, C.J. Anderson is thinking about one thing and one thing only this summer: staying hydrated.

DEADLY WEAPON: While Anderson wanders the Earth preaching the values of Gatorade, Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks are teaching their players that sleep is a "weapon," no matter what Russell Wilson's dumb hashtag says.

WAITING ALL WEEK: A handful of the NFL's biggest stars were in Los Angeles recently shooting the opening and promo spots for Sunday Night Football.

CIRCLE OF DYSFUNCTION: It's been a bumpy offseason for the Chargers. The team's future in San Diego is up in the air, and now, people are starting to wonder if Mike McCoy has lost the locker room.

MISERY: Andre Johnson was not very happy in Houston over the last couple of seasons.

BREAKOUT STAR: Who needs LeSean McCoy and Jeremy Maclin when you've got Zach Ertz, right? Seriously though, the Eagles tight end could be in for a huge season.

MUST SEE TV: Stop whatever you're doing and go watch Marshawn Lynch on Animal Planet's Tanked. DO IT NOW. The Seahawks running back had a custom fish tank installed in his house as part of the reality show, and it's compelling TV, 100 times better than Ballers.

NO MORE TEBOW? Well, let's not get hasty. I'm sure he'll find some way to blanket our televisions this fall, but it's probably not going to be as an NFL player.

THE PERFECT BROWN: Here's a trade proposal, a very serious one from none other than PFT Commenter: swap Tony Romo for Johnny Manziel. Wait, what?!?! "I would say that 10 years of heartbreaking 4th quarter collapses has proved Tony Romo to be the most Cleveland quarterback of all time."