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ESPN reports that "a federal appeals court has ruled that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game Deflategate suspension imposed by the NFL, overturning a lower judge and siding with the league in a battle with the players union ... The decision by a three-judge panel may end the legal debate over the scandal that led to months of football fans arguing over air pressure and the reputation of one of the league's top teams. It is also likely to fuel a fresh round of debate over what role, if any, the quarterback and top NFL star played in using underinflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game in January 2015."

Unless Brady files another appeal, he will miss the first four games of the 2016 season, against the Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins, Houston Texans and Buffalo Bills.
KC's View:
All of which means that New England retailers are going to make a ton over the next few months with "Free Tom Brady" t-shirts.