Tom Brady Suspended 4 Games And Patriots Fined $1 Million For Cheating

The NFL suspended New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for four regular season games without pay “for conduct detrimental to the integrity of the NFL,” the league announced Monday afternoon.

The league also announced that the team—which won the Super Bowl earlier this year—would be fined $1 million and forced to forfeit its first-round pick in the 2016 draft and its fourth-round selection in the 2017 draft. 

The Patriots were accused following the AFC Championship game in January of intentionally deflating footballs. In explaining Monday’s discipline announcement, the NFL said the team was penalized for “the violation of the playing rules and the failure to cooperate in the subsequent investigation.”

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