Three appeals court jurists to hear NFL's appeal of Tom Brady ruling

NEW YORK -- Three federal judges will hear the NFL's appeal of the lifting of New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension in Deflategate next week.

Arguments before a panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals are scheduled for March 3 in New York City. The judges will decide whether a lower court judge was correct to negate Brady's suspension over the ball deflation scandal last year.

The three judges were listed Thursday on the court's website. They are Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann, Judge Barrington D. Parker and Judge Denny Chin.

According to the court filing, Brady will not be sitting at any of the tables in the courtroom. It is unclear if he will be seated in the gallery. Brady's agent, Stephen Dubin, and NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith will be seated at a table, however.

Katzmann was appointed to the 2nd Circuit in 1999 after nomination by President Bill Clinton. Parker was elevated to the 2nd Circuit in 2001 by President George W. Bush, and Chin joined the court in 2010 on a nomination by President Barack Obama.

ESPN's Michele Steele and The Associated Press contributed to this report.