Patriots QB Tom Brady has been suspended for the first 4 games of the upcoming NFL season for his involvement in what is now known as deflate-gate.
Brady, the reigning Super Bowl MVP, is apparently guilty according to the NFL due to having a role in the intentional deflation of NFL game balls used in the Patriots win over the Indianapolis Colts during the AFC Championship game. Other penalties that levied against the team are the losses of their first round pick in 2016, as well as the fourth round pick in 2017, not to mention the $1 million dollar fine that also was applied. The Wells report stated that Brady “more probable than not” when it came to awareness of plans to deflate balls before the AFC championship game.
This suspension ultimately means that Brady will not be available for the NFL kickoff game, as the team goes against the Pittsburgh Steelers, who will be without their star running back, Le’Veon Bell, due to his suspicion when it came to a DUI and marijuana possession in an arrest that took place last year.