DeflateGate: Tom Brady Suspended Four Games, Patriots Lose Draft Picks
In the aftermath of the deflated football incident from the 2014 AFC Championship game, Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots, has been suspended four games without pay "for conduct detrimental to the integrity of the NFL." Furthermore, the Patriots have been fined $1 million, and will lose their first round draft pick in the 2016 draft as well as their fourth round draft pick in the 2017 draft.
The disciplinary action follows the results of the recently released NFL investigation of the deflated football incident from last January's AFC Championship game. The investigation concluded it was "more probable than not" that New England Patriots personnel intentionally deflated footballs and that Tom Brady was "at least generally aware."
According to ESPN reporter Adam Schefter, Brady is scheduled to earn $8 million this upcoming season, meaning the four game suspension will cost Brady $2 million.