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Tom Brady gives up, will not fight NFL to the Supreme Court

AFC Championship - Indianapolis Colts v New England Patriots

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 18: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots in action against the Indianapolis Colts of the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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Tom Brady has decided to give up and accept his four-game Deflategate suspension.

After this week’s ruling against him, Brady announced on Facebook that he will no longer fight.

“I’m very grateful for the overwhelming support I’ve received from Mr. Kraft, the Kraft family, coach Belichick, my coaches and teammates, the NFLPA, my agents, my loving family and most of all, our fans,” Brady wrote. “It has been a challenging 18 months and I have made the difficult decision to no longer proceed with the legal process. I’m going to work hard to be the best player I can be for the New England Patriots and I look forward to having the opportunity to return to the field this fall.”

Brady’s only remaining option was to take the case to the Supreme Court. He won’t do that. He’ll sit out until Week Five.