( 4UMF NEWS ) Tom Brady Suspended:
Tom Brady, the star quarterback of the New England Patriots, was suspended for four games after an investigator concluded he was probably aware that team personnel let air out of footballs for a playoff game.
“Quarterback Tom Brady will be suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2015 regular season for conduct detrimental to the integrity of the NFL.” the league said in a statement Monday afternoon. “Brady may participate in all off-season, training camp and pre-season activities, including pre-season games.”
The investigator’s report on the scandal known as Deflate-Gate, issued last week, faulted two Patriots employees in what it described as a probable scheme to deflate footballs for the AFC championship game, making them easier to grip.
Brady mostly sidestepped questions about the report in a public appearance last week. At a news conference in January, he denied wrongdoing: “I would never do anything to break the rules.”
Brady, 37, has led the Patriots to six Super Bowls and four championships.