Court Denies Tom Brady Request, to Remain Suspended Four Games

July 13th, 2016

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday denied Tom Brady's request that the four-game suspension over his alleged involvement in Deflategate be heard by a full plane of the appeals court. This means that the New England Patriots quarterback will remain suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season. 

Brady will likely take this all the way to the United States Supreme Court, but the land's highest court likely wouldn't hear the case prior to the start of the season in September. Of course, that's all reliant on the court itself deciding to take up Brady's appeal. 

As of now, it sure looks like Jimmy Garoppolo will start the first four games of the season. We will have in-depth analysis on this in the coming hours.