The Patriots rarely lose. That goes for on the field and in the courtroom too (Aaron Hernandez notwithstanding).
Initially suspended 4 games by NFL commish Roger Goodell for his alleged role in Deflategate, Tom Brady’s suspension was nullified by a judge today and he will be under center next Thursday for the season opener vs. the Steelers.
This is a black eye for the NFL and Roger Goodell in particular.
The ruling, handed down by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman on Thursday morning, nullified the four-game suspension levied against the Patriots quarterback back on May 11 when Ted Wells, an independent investigator hired by the NFL, asserted Brady’s connection to deflated footballs used in the AFC Championship Game this past season. Goodell upheld that four-game suspension upon review.
The decision came after multiple attempts at settlement between Brady, his council, the NFL Players Association and the NFL. On Monday, Berman dismissed both sides after just a few minutes after realizing they were too far apart to reach a settlement.