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Judge lets Tom Brady play, rules against NFL in 'Deflategate'

Judge lets Tom Brady play, rules against NFL in 'Deflategate'

A federal judge deflated "Deflategate" Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy that the NFL claimed threatened football's integrity. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell went too far in affirming punishment of the Super Bowl-winning quarterback. Brady has insisted he played no role in a conspiracy to deflate footballs below the allowable limit at last season's AFC championship game. The written decision frees Brady to prepare for the Sept. 10 season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The ruling was a surprise to some legal experts who believed Berman was merely...

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