Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — A U.S. Appeals court has reinstated the suspension levied against New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell imposed the suspension after the “Deflategate” scandal stemming from last season’s playoff game.
In September, federal judge Richard Berman in New York overturned Brady’s four-game suspension. The NFL said at the time that it “respectfully” disagreed and filed to appeal Berman’s ruling.
Brady’s suspension was first handed down in May last year, along with a $1 million fine levied on the Patriots and the loss of the club’s first-round selection in the 2016 draft and fourth-round pick in the 2017 draft. Brady’s suspension was then upheld by the NFL in July.
The punishment revolves around the deflation of footballs used during the AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts on Jan. 18, 2015. The Patriots won that game 45-7, then went on to win the Super Bowl on Feb. 1 against the Seattle Seahawks.
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