It’s finally over.
Last July, Tom Brady ended his fight but he authorized the NFL Players Association to continue without him. But on the last night of of Brady’s suspension, the NFLPA has decided not to appeal the case to the Supreme Court.
After consultation with Tom Brady and our appellate counsel, we have decided to not pursue additional appeals in this matter.
— NFLPA (@NFLPA) October 3, 2016
The decision is a bit of a surprise considering the NFLPA hired former U.S. Solicitor General Ted Olsen, a move that led everyone to believe that they would take this to the Supreme Court, which would’ve the next and final step in the case.
Brady will return to the team tomorrow and start preparing for his first game in 2016 against the Cleveland Browns. The Patriots were 3-1 without Brady but are coming off a 16-0 loss to the Buffalo Bills.
I hope this is the last time we ever have to deal with deflated footballs again.