Earlier this week, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had his original four-game suspension from the beginning of the 2015 season for his involvement in the Deflategate scandal restored by the US Appeal Courts.
The 33-page decision made by the second circuit court found in favor of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell over Brady for his discipline of the quarterback, meaning he will miss the first four games of the 2016 season.
The 38-year-old will now miss the Patriots' opening game of 2016 at the Arizona Cardinals, and home games against the Miami Dolphins, the Houston Texans, and the Buffalo Bills.
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GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has strong links with the Patriots and their quarterback, and prior to his rally in Rhode Island, he showed his support for the recently suspended player, which you can see in the video below.
"First of all, let's start by saying, leave Tom Brady alone! Leave him alone. Leave him alone," Trump said, drawing support from New England-area supporters at the rally in Warwick, Rhode Island.
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"He's a great guy. It's enough, it's enough."
The four-time Super Bowl champion was originally suspended for four games at the beginning of the 2015 season for his apparent knowledge of the tampering with the gauge pressure in their footballs during AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts in the 2014 season, also known as Deflategate.
After Brady's appeal was upheld by Goodell, the case went to the federal courts, to which Judge Richard M. Berman found in favor of the Patriots quarterback, and he didn't miss a single game of the 2015 season, going on to play in all of the franchise's playoff games as well until they were knocked out by the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship game.
However, verdicts have reinstated that suspension once more, meaning for the time being unless Brady appeals again, he will miss the Patriot's opening four games of the 2016 season. The two-time NFL MVP has two options if he wishes to appeal; ask for a rehearing before the full second circuit, or take the case to the Supreme Court, but he is unlikely to get either.
If Donald Trump fails to become president later this year, maybe he'll apply to become the NFL Commissioner to stop what he believes to be unfair treatment by Goodell on Brady. You never know.
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