Brady suspension reinstated, won't play Bills

Posted at 11:59 AM, Apr 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-25 12:07:23-04

Just when we thought we saw the last of DeflateGate, the New England Patriots aren't done paying for their wrongdoings just yet. Already stripped of their first-round pick and fined by the National Football League, the league initially suspended quarterback Tom Brady for four games ahead of the 2015 season.

That initial suspension was uplifted after an appeal by Brady, and the quarterback played in all 16 games last season. The ruling was then brought to the U.S. Appeals Court, and much to the Patriots' chagrin, the initial suspension was reinstated.

Unless the case is heard by the Supreme Court, Brady will serve his four-game ban to start the 2016 season -- and lucky enough for the Buffalo Bills, they'll be one of the four teams that don't have to play him. The Bills are due to play in New England against the Patriots during Week Four on October, 2.

The Brady camp also might try to go for a stay of decision.



If the suspension had gone on as scheduled in 2015, the Bills would have benefited from Brady's absence.

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