Federal Judge Nullifies Tom Brady’s DeflateGate Suspension

Judge Nullifies Tom Brady's DeflateGate Suspension
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) warms up before the game with New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans August 22, 2015. His four-game suspension for the DeflateGate scandal has been nullified. File photo by AJ Sisco/UPI | License Photo

MANHATTAN, N.Y., Sept. 3 (UPI) — A federal judge on Thursday nullified NFL star Tom Brady‘s four-game suspension in the DeflateGate scandal.

Judge Richard Berman announced the decision after a players’ union and the league failed to reach a settlement.

NFL fans from around the country who gathered in Utah for the Utes college football showdown with the Michigan Wolverines, had a variety of opinions on Brady’s reinstatement.

Utes fan Terri Jackson said Brady deserved to be punished. “If it’s against the rules just flat out don’t do it.” Michigan fans felt the whole DeflateGate scandal was “overplayed.” Justin Faurschou said, “Let him (Brady) play whatever, it’s not that big a deal.”

The league suspended Brady after determining he and two New England Patriots equipment managers had plotted to deflate footballs before an AFC championship game in January.

Brady has insisted no one employed by the Patriots was involved in any wrongdoing. The nullification means Brady will be able to play with the Patriots next Thursday night when they open their season against the Pittsburgh Steelers.


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