The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reinstated Tom Brady’s four-game “Deflategate” suspension on Monday.
The ruling, first reported by Reuters, states that the New England Patriots starting quarterback will be ineligible to play the first four games of the 2016 season for his role in deflating balls used in the 2015 AFC Championship game, pending further appeals.
BREAKING: Appeals court reinstates New England Patriots Tom Brady’s #Deflategate suspension
— Reuters Sports (@ReutersSports) April 25, 2016
According to the Boston Globe, the court ruled that Commissioner Roger Goodell “did not develop a new basis for the suspension, nor did he deprive Brady of an opportunity to confront the case against him,” as was previously found in district court.
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 25, 2016
On Monday, the NFL Players Association announced Brady once again led the league in merchandise sales this past season.
His $20 million in generated revenue helped the league rake in $1.55 in merchandise related sales, another new record.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.