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Court Rules Tom Brady Must Serve 4-Game Penalty

Deflategate lives on

(Newser) - 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, reports the AP . Monday's decision by the 2nd US... More »

Tom Brady in Turkey Costume Scaring Kids Is Everything

A terrifying Thanksgiving tradition is born at the Brady household

(Newser) - Without a game to play on Thanksgiving, Tom Brady was forced to make his own fun. He apparently settled on scaring the crap out of his two young children while dressed in a low-rent turkey costume, E! Online reports. A video shared by the New England Patriots quarterback on his... More »

Tom Brady Endorses Donald Trump, Sort Of

'There would be a putting green on the White House lawn, I can tell you that'

(Newser) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw his support behind presidential candidate Donald Trump today, hours before the second Republican debate. The Super Bowl MVP, whose four-game suspension for using deflated footballs was recently overturned by a judge, says he thinks his golf partner can win. "I hope so,... More »

Vanessa Williams Finally Gets Miss America Apology

Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell crowned winner after Tom Brady question

(Newser) - Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell grabbed the crown at last night's Miss America competition, but it was Vanessa Williams who stole most of the spotlight, reports the Washington Post . The singer and actress first rose to fame as the first African-American Miss America in 1983, but was forced out when... More »

Tom Brady's 'Deflate-Gate' Ban Tossed

Judge allows quarterback to play season opener

(Newser) - Tom Brady can let out some air after a US district judge tossed his four-game suspension for "Deflate-gate" today, reports the AP , clearing the way for the quarterback to play in the New England Patriots' season opener. He was initially suspended after the NFL found he used underinflated footballs... More »

Internet Convulses Over Tom Brady's Court Sketch

Artist apologizes for not making Patriots QB "as good-looking as he is'

(Newser) - Jane Rosenberg is a New York-based artist who's whipped up courtroom sketches of some of the city's most high-profile cases—including the Woody Allen/Mia Farrow custody hearing and the John Gotti trial—but it's her latest doodle of Tom Brady that has thrown social media into a... More »

Tom Brady Hits Back: 'I Did Nothing Wrong'

Facebook diatribe on his upheld NFL suspension says he's upset

(Newser) - Tom Brady isn't shying away from the NFL's decision to uphold his four-game DeflateGate suspension . In a Facebook post this morning, Brady says, "I am very disappointed by the NFL's decision to uphold the 4 game suspension against me. I did nothing wrong, and no one... More »

Tom Brady's Decision to Destroy Phone Hurts Him

NFL upholds his 4-game suspension

(Newser) - World, prepare to meet Jimmy Garoppolo. The NFL has upheld its decision to bench Tom Brady for four games over underinflated footballs, meaning backup Garoppolo will be in the spotlight. Brady had appealed, but NFL chief Roger Goodell said he's more convinced than ever that the QB not only... More »

Huge Inflation: Deflategate Ball Sells for $44K

Little piece of Patriots shame-memorabilia does not come cheaply

(Newser) - One of the famously underinflated footballs used by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in their march to this year's Super Bowl victory sold at auction yesterday, and ESPN reports that its value was anything but flat at $43,740. The ball, the only one from the now-infamous... More »

Woman's Obit: 'Brady Is Innocent'

Fan gets final word in on Deflategate

(Newser) - A Massachusetts woman has used her own obituary to convey a final message on Tom Brady and the "Deflategate" scandal. reports that Patricia M. Shong, of Auburn, Mass., died on Monday surrounded by family. Her obituary says the 72-year-old enjoyed scrapbooking, weekly card night, and spending time... More »

Patriots Owner: We Won't Appeal Deflategate Punishment

Robert Kraft says he 'reluctantly' realizes it's in everyone's best interests

(Newser) - Tom Brady filed an appeal just days after the league suspended him for four games over Deflategate —but the Patriots have given up and won't be fighting the league's punishment, CBS News reports. In a five-minute press conference today out of San Francisco, where the league is... More »

Patriots: 'Deflator' Referred to Weight Loss

Tom Brady appeals his suspension

(Newser) - Tom Brady appealed his four-game suspension over under-inflated footballs with about an hour to spare before today's 5pm deadline, reports AP . The NFL Players Association filed the paperwork on his behalf. The Patriots, meanwhile, issued a detailed rebuttal to the league report on the scandal, saying its conclusions are... More »

The NFL Has No Business Suspending Tom Brady

'Time' writer: League penalty, without evidence, is 'ridiculous'

(Newser) - Those who don't like Tom Brady or his Patriots are gloating about his four-game suspension over under-inflated footballs, but Sean Gregory at Time thinks they ought to stop celebrating the penalty. "Because it's ridiculous," he writes. The league doesn't have the evidence to back it... More »

NFL Doles Out Punishment in 'Deflate-Gate'

Tom Brady suspended for 4 games, Patriots fined $1M

(Newser) - The NFL suspended Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady for four games without pay today for his role in a scheme to deflate footballs used in the AFC title game. The league also fined the Patriots $1 million and took away two draft picks, including next years' first-round choice. The NFL... More »

Brady: I'm 'Still Digesting' NFL Report

Ball scandal hasn't wrecked Super Bowl thrill, he says

(Newser) - A boa constrictor can take up to a week to digest a meal, and it looks like Tom Brady might take just as long with the NFL report that says he probably knew the Patriots were using underinflated footballs . "I don't have really any reaction," he said... More »

Tom Brady's New Legacy: He's a Liar

Sportswriters think the deflategate report is bad news for the Patriots QB

(Newser) - The NFL may not have found absolute proof that Tom Brady cheated by using under-inflated footballs, but yesterday's report suggesting that he did is already doing bad things to his reputation. A sampling:
  • Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe : It was a "bad day for the Patriots," and an
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NFL's Finding: Patriots, Brady Probably Cheated

'Deflategate' investigation wraps up, though without definitive proof

(Newser) - The NFL has produced a 243-page report on whether the Patriots cheated with under-inflated footballs , and it concludes with a definite maybe. As in, "it is more probable than not" that team personnel tinkered with footballs before the AFC title game and that Tom Brady was probably "at... More »

Brady Gives Rookie Star His MVP Truck

Malcolm Butler collects the keys for his interception

(Newser) - Tom Brady won the MVP trophy, but the rookie who made the Super Bowl's clutch play is getting the truck. As a way to thank Malcolm Butler for his game-saving interception, Brady gave Butler the Chevy pickup that came along with Brady's MVP honors in Super Bowl XLIX,... More »

Secret to Brady Success? 'Ever-Present Guru'

NYT profiles QB and his all-around adviser/trainer

(Newser) - Political writer Mark Leibovich switches gears for a lengthy profile of Tom Brady in the New York Times Sunday Magazine , and, no, it doesn't offer any revelations about the Patriots' deflated footballs . But Leibovich got rare access to the QB—"it would be hard to name an athlete... More »

Bill Belichick: We Followed Rules 'to the Letter'

Patriots' coach makes unscheduled appearance amid DeflateGate

(Newser) - Saying his team "followed the rules to the letter," New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick explained how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating via deflated game balls . In an unscheduled... More »

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