Tom Brady four game suspension is nullified byJudge Richard M. Berman. Brady is now eligible to play for the Patriots in Week 1. One of Berman’s key points is that Brady did not receive the proper advance notice to be disciplined by the NFL and information of the kind of penalties he could receive.
Commissioner Roger Goodell announces in a statement that the league has appealed the ruling in order to uphold the collectively bargained responsibility to protect the integrity of the game. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports the league will not seek a stay to keep Brady off the field under its appeal.