Premium Partners

Brady’s Suspension Overturned, Available for Week One

Jason Scott

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has had his four-game suspension over the “Deflategate” controversy overturned by a U.S. district judge.

The ruling means Brady will be available to play in his team’s season opener.

U.S. District Judge Richard Berman announced the ruling Thursday, following failed settlement talks between the NFL and its players’ union, which represented Brady.

The judge came out in Brady’s favor, forcefully maligning the NFL for the way it handled the case.

After last season’s AFC championship game, when officials discovered that Brady was using underinflated footballs, scandal erupted. After an NFL investigation, Brady was suspended for four games. 

Updating:

The NFL has announced it will appeal the ruling.

Commissioner Roger Gooddell has released a statement.

AB Show 2022 in Orlando
AB Show is a solution-focused event for athletics, fitness, recreation and military professionals.
Learn More
AB Show
Buyer's Guide
Information on more than 3,000 companies, sorted by category. Listings are updated daily.
Learn More
Buyer's Guide