New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his connection to Deflategate was nullified on Thursday morning.
Brady and NFL commissioner failed to reach a settlement earlier this week, and U.S. District Court Judge Richard M. Berman said he’d announce a ruling by Friday at the latest, according to ESPN.
In July, the NFL upheld Brady’s suspension.
The Patriots’ first four opponents are the Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, and, following a Week 4 bye, the Dallas Cowboys.
During the 2014 regular season, Brady completed 373 of 582 attempts (64.1% completion) and totaled 4109 passing yards, 33 touchdowns, and nine picks. The Patriots advanced to Super Bowl XLIX and defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24. Brady was named Super Bowl MVP.