The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the New England Patriots a week from today in the 2015 regular season opener and it looks like quarterback Tom Brady will indeed play in that game.
According to several reports, U.S. District Court Judge Richard M. Berman ruled Thursday morning that he has nullified Brady’s four-game suspension that was handed down by the league several months ago for his alleged role in Deflate-gate.
According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the league is now likely to appeal Berman’s decision to the second court very quickly. The immediate question, however, becomes whether or not they seek a stay.
In addition to Brady originally being suspended, the Patriots were fined one million and forced to forfeit their 2016 first-round draft pick and a fourth-round pick in 2017.
The game between the Patriots and Steelers will kick off the 2015 NFL season at 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 10 on NBC.
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