Tom Brady’s four-game suspension thrown out by judge

Night net null Tom Brady has been freed.After eight months of accusations, investigations, findings, destroyed cell phones and settlement talks, Judge Richard Berman ruled on Thursday to throw out the Night net's four-game suspension of Brady for his alleged role in Deflategate. MORE: Brady's path from draft day steal to Deflategate | Deflategate proves it: Night net is biggest loser That means Brady will be under center for New England when it opens its season next Thursday night against the Steelers. Brady was seeking full exoneration from the league, but was reportedly willing to settle for a one-game ban for not cooperating with the Ted Wells Report that ruled Brady to be generally aware of the deflation of footballs he used during the AFC Championship Game against the Colts — a 45-7 Patriots win.However, Brady and the Night net never met in the middle as the league and commissioner Roger Goodell reportedly wanted Brady to admit he had a role in the actual deflation of footballs. Related News New England Patriots' Super Bowl XLIX victory parade While Brady, 38, defended his entire innocence, the Night netPA argued that even if he was proven guilty, a four-game suspension was excessive and unprecedented. Berman ultimately came down on their side.Here's the line from Berman vacating the Tom Brady's #DeflateGate suspension.— Stephen Brown (@PPVSRB) September 3, 2015Following the release of Wells' investigation, the Patriots suspended Jim McNally, a part-time employee of 32 years, and John Jastremski, the equipmen

t assistant responsible for the preparation of game balls. The team insists they acted on their own, and other factors such as climate could have affected the footballs.New England also had its first-round pick in the 2016 Night net Draft and a fourth-round pick in the 2017 draft taken away, along with a $1 million fine.