Roger Goodell has upheld Tom Brady’s appeal of his four game suspension.
The ruling will keep Brady off the field until week six of the 2015 NFL season when the Patriots play the Colts. The game that started the Deflategate circus was last years AFC Championship game against the Colts, the Patriots won that game 45-7.
BREAKING: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upholds Tom Brady's four-game suspension. pic.twitter.com/BrP12KU8lJ
— FOX Sports Live (@FOXSportsLive) July 28, 2015
NFL upholds Tom Brady's 4-game suspension, per source. Story continues. Now on to court.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 28, 2015
NFL says Tom Brady directed that his cell phone be destroyed on or shortly before March 6, when Brady met with investigator Ted Wells.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 28, 2015
Second year QB Jimmy Garoppolo is the projected starter for the Patriots during Brady’s suspension. The team has also signed journeyman QB Matt Flynn for additional depth.
Brady, along with the NFL Players Association, are expected to challenge Goodell’s ruling in federal court. In the meantime, Brady will likely seek an injunction allowing him to play while the courts hear his case. (RELATED: NFL Players Association Will Sue The S**t Out Of League If Brady Suspension Isn’t Reversed)