Tom Brady Suspension Lifted, Roger Goodell Takes Another Hit
U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman ruled in favor of Tom Brady, nullifying the NFL-levied four-game suspension against the Patriots quarterback.By Matt Moreno | September 3, 2015
Tom Brady will be the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots on the NFL's opening day after a federal court ruled against the league's suspension.
The NFL originally levied a four-game suspension on Brady for his involvement with Patriots staffers deflating footballs at last season's AFC Championship game. After a failed appeal, arbitration, settlement and more, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman was forced to rule on the matter.
Much of the NFL's evidence was circumstantial, and Brady's involvement in it all was a bit unclear. But the fact he refused to hand over his cellphone records — and even destroyed the cellphone — likely factored into his suspension.