‘Deflategate’ decision: Judge rules in favor of Tom Brady, throws out NFL star’s suspension
Fans of the New England Patriots will be able to see quarterback Tom Brady in action sooner than expected.
On Thursday, a federal judge thew out Brady’s four-game suspension for the so-called ‘deflategate’ scandal.
The NFL suspended Brady after it concluded that he and two New England Patriots equipment managers conspired to under inflate some of the footballs used in the AFC championship.
Experts say by letting air out of the footballs, it makes them easier to grip.
The Patriots defeated the Indianapolis Colts 45-7.
The decision was announced after the National Football League and the players union failed to reach a settlement.
The ruling means that Brady would be eligible to play in the season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers.