A federal judge has thrown out Tom Brady's four-game suspension over his role in "deflate-gate."The suspension was handed down by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after attorney Ted Wells found that employees of the New England Patriots deflated footballs to make them easier to grip. Goodell said Brady likely knew about the scheme.Brady appealed Goodell's decision in federal court and, today, he prevailed.In a 40-page decision, U.S. District Judge Richard Berman did not take issue with the...
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