Patriots QB Tom Brady Decides To Give Up & Accept His 4-Game Suspension
Score one for Roger Goodell and the National Football League. Earlier this week, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady found out he would indeed be suspended for the first 4 games of the 2016 NFL season after a federal court judge denied his DeflateGate appeal.
Tom Brady’s request for an en banc hearing before the Second Circuit was denied by the court. pic.twitter.com/Cczk3S88WZ
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) July 13, 2016
On Friday, Tom Brady took to Facebook and explained that he was finally giving up on appealing his deflategate suspension and focusing on returning to the field when it’s all over.
“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. 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.”