Sep 5, 2015 3:06 PM

Tom Brady posts statement on Facebook

The Associated Press

Tom Brady posted a statement on Facebook on Friday night, a day after U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman vacated the New England quarterback's four-game suspension in the "Deflategate" scandal.

Brady and the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots will open the season at home Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In the statement, Brady thanks his family, friends, fans and teammates for the support they have given him.

He also says, "While I am pleased to be eligible to play, I am sorry our league had to endure this. I don't think it has been good for our sport — to a large degree, we have all lost. I am also sorry to anyone whose feelings I may have hurt as I have tried to work to resolve this situation. I love the NFL. It is a privilege to be a member of the NFL community and I will always try to do my best in representing my team and the league in a way that would make all members of this community proud."

The NFL is appealing Berman's decision to the 2nd U.S. District Court of Appeals.


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