For over six months, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have been battling the Deflategate controversy, which claimed that the Super Bowl MVP played with under inflated footballs, going against NFL regulations.
The NFL initially slapped Brady with a suspension in May, based on a report by lawyer Ted Wells, that the quarterback was “generally aware” that deflated footballs were used in the AFC Championship game last season. Brady quickly appealed his suspension, then sued the NFL after commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed the penalty in July.
His battle with the NFL has officially come to its end with U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman nullifying the league’s decision according to the Associated Press. Brady will be eligible to play week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 10.
With Deflategate now in the history books, it’s time to get back to Football.