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Pereira: Could Tom Brady's overturned suspension cause a labor stoppage?

Commissioner of the National Football League Roger Goodell watches the pregame warms up prior to the start of the game between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets at Ford Field on November 24, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Bills defeated the Jets 38-3. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) Quarterback Tom Brady attends the welterweight unification championship bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Commissioner of the National Football League Roger Goodell watches the pregame warms up prior to the start of the game between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets at Ford Field on November 24, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Bills defeated the Jets 38-3. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) Quarterback Tom Brady attends the welterweight unification championship bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The NFL and players' union is in its fifth season since the latest collective bargaining agreement was ratified.

With commissioner Roger Goodell acting as the judge, jury and executioner when it comes to discipline, Judge Richard M. Berman's ruling that nullified Tom Brady's four-game suspension could be a point of emphasis down the road.

FOX Sports NFL rules analyst Mike Pereira explains why this could be an issue for NFL owners in the 2021 labor negotiations in the video above.

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