(3) Ted Wells an independent attorney with noted law firm Paul . Weiss, Rifkind & Garrison, LLP . Wells saw his investigation of the Deflate Scandal being torn asunder with the judge’s verdict in a Manhattan Federal District Court on Wednesday morning . The NFL will be seeking an appeal in the US Court of Appeals as soon as possible , but it seems unlikely their case will be heard or be upheld in that jurisdiction. AP Photo/ Matt Hughes ..