Judge Berman’s One-Sentence Order Repeats Deflategate Decision Timeline


Some Deflategate news “broke” Tuesday afternoon.

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman issued a one-sentence order regarding his upcoming decision in New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension appeal. Berman reiterated the court will issue a decision by the end of this week.

The order, which is short and sweet, is below.

Judge Richard Berman Deflategate order

Berman said Monday after Brady and the NFL failed to reach a settlement that he hoped to make a decision by Tuesday or Wednesday and no later than Friday.

It’s difficult to predict how Berman will rule, but one legal expert told NESN.com on Monday night that it’s “more probable than not” Brady will play in the Patriots’ season opener Sept. 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers regardless of the judge’s decision.

A report that surfaced Tuesday morning pointed out that a recent ruling by Berman in a different case could bode well for Brady.

Needless to say, the anticipation continues to build with each passing minute.

Thumbnail photo via Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports Images

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