It took a year and a half but the ‘Deflategate’ scandal appears to be coming to an end.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady announced he will not appeal his four game suspension to the United State Supreme Court and will sit out the first month of the NFL season.
“I’m very grateful for the overwhelming support I’ve received from Mr. Kraft, the Kraft family, coach Belichick, my coaches and teammates, the NFLPA, my agents, my loving family and most of all, our fans,” Brady said in a Facebook post. “It has been a challenging 18 months and I have made the difficult decision to no longer proceed with the legal process. I’m going to work hard to be the best player I can be for the New England Patriots and I look forward to having the opportunity to return to the field this fall.”
The suspension stems from the AFC championship game in Jan. 2015 where the Patriots used under-inflated footballs in a blowout win against the Colts. Brady was previously suspended by the NFL but the ruling was overturned prior to the 2015 season. The ruling was then reversed earlier this year.