A federal judge let the air out of Deflategate Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Bradys four-game suspension for a controversy that the NFL claimed threatened footballs 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 seasons AFC championship game.
The suspension was premised upon several significant legal deficiencies, Berman wrote in his opinion, noting that an arbitrators factual findings are generally not open to judicial challenge.
Looks like Brady just keeps on winning.