Judge overturns Tom Brady's four-game suspension
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Judge overturns Tom Brady's four-game suspension
Thursday September 3rd, 2015

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension was nullified by federal judge Richard Berman in a ruling that was announced Thursday.

Read the full decision here.

In his decision, U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said, “Based upon the foregoing and applicable legal authorities, the Court hereby denies the Management Council's motion to confirm the Award and grants the Players Association's motion to vacate the Award, thereby vacating the four-game suspension of Tom Brady, effective immediately.”

The decision came after Brady was suspended four games on May 11 after an NFL-contracted report by attorney Ted Wells asserted "it is more probable than not that New England Patriots personnel participated in violations of the Playing Rules and were involved in a deliberate effort to circumvent the rules" and Brady was “generally aware” of the alleged scheme to deflate footballs used in the AFC championship game.

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- Kayla Lombardo

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