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UPDATE: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots Chairman, CEO Robert Kraft and the NFL Players Association have commented on the decision. See their statements below.
Good news for Tom Brady and his fans: His Deflategate scandal is over...for now.
A federal judge has thrown out the New England Patriots quarterback's four-game suspension, which the NFL had issued after concluding that he was part of an alleged scheme to under-inflate footballs used in the AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts in January.
Brady had denied any wrongdoing, saying there was "zero evidence."
"Brady's four-game suspension is vacated, effective immediately," Judge Richard M. Berman of Federal District Court in Manhattan said in his ruling, issued on Thursday.