A federal appeals court has ruled today that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will have to serve the four game suspension imposed by the NFL in regards to Deflategate. The court explained how they agreed that the NFL commissioner’s decision to suspend was grounded in the collective bargaining agreement and did not treat Brady unfairly.
The scandal revolved around underinflated footballs being used by the quarterback in January 2015’s AFC championship game.
This ruling overturns a decision last September by a lower court which allowed Brady to skip the suspension. Brady will be eligible to make his regular season debut in week 5 next season, missing games against the Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins, Houston Texans, and Buffalo Bills.