Transcript for Tom Brady's 'Deflategate' Suspension Overturned
Now to a major victory tonight for quarterback Tom Brady, the NFL fuming now, a federal judge overturning Brady's suspension that would have benched him for a quarter of the season. Brady will be back in the game for the season opener for the patriots a week from today. Tonight NFL commissioner roger Goodell vowing to appeal now. ABC's Ryan smith asking is there anything that can really stop Brady now from returning to the field. Reporter: Superstar quarterback Tom Brady back in the game. Tonight the super bowl winner's four game suspension overturned, thrown out by a federal judge a week before the new England patriot's first regular season game. Judge Richard Berman took aim at the way the NFL handled the controversy, saying commissioner roger Goodell denied the star requested access to key files and witnesses and saying the quarterback didn't have notice of his potential punishment for his alleged role in deflategate. But the judge, not resolving one critical aspect of deflategate, not addressing whether Brady actually knew about or encouraged football tampering. If you're a patriots fan, you love Brady and you're cheering today. If you're around the rest of the country, you're wondering, hey, did a cheater just get away with this? Reporter: Tonight the reactions pouring in. Teammate rob gronkowsji tweeting, "Let's go!" Brady's players union claiming victory, saying Goodell doesn't have the authority to be unfair, arbitrary and misleading. But the NFL appealing to protect the integrity of the game. Brady's patriots playing in their final preseason game tonight and the NFL's appeal won't stop him from playing in their first regular season game right here this time next week.
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