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The Second Circuit United States Court of Appeals dropped the hammer back on Tom Brady and the Patriots Monday morning, reinstating the four-game suspension levied by the NFL against Brady from the Deflategate investigation.

Brady is suspended the first four games of the 2016 NFL season as a result.

 

The Patriots play the Cardinals, Dolphins, Texans and Bills during the first four weeks of the 2016 NFL season. Just like last year, the Pats are scheduled to kick things off in primetime. Unlike last year, the Pats aren't defending a Super Bowl.

 

Brady will have to forfeit his salary for the first four games of the 2016 season. If Brady's suspension hadn't been overturned before to last season, he would have given up $2.1 million. Now, under his new deal, he'll lose just $235,000.

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