New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, seen here arriving at NFL headquarters last month, sought to destroy evidence in the "deflategate" incident, says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady walks to the sideline during this year's Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks. Christian Petersen/Getty Images hide caption

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft shows the Vince Lombardi Trophy to the crowd during a parade in Boston on Feb. 4. He said Tuesday his team won't appeal the punishment handed to it by the NFL in connection with the "Deflategate" scandal. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gestures during an event at Salem State University in Salem, Mass. on May 7, 2015. An NFL investigation has found that New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs and Brady was "at least generally aware" of the rules violations. Now, he faces a four-game suspension and the Patriots a $1 million fine. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2015 season, for "conduct detrimental to the integrity of the NFL." Larry W. Smith/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Tom Brady of the New England Patriots was named MVP of the Patriots' Super Bowl win over the Seattle Seahawks. A new NFL report suggests he was aware of cheating by team personnel who tampered with game balls. Jamie Squire/Getty Images hide caption

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Tom Brady of the New England Patriots hands the ball off to LeGarrette Blount during the AFC Championship Game. The Patriots are being investigated because of game balls that were improperly inflated. Elsa/Getty Images hide caption

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the NFL Super Bowl XLVI game against the New England Patriots, Sunday (Feb. 5, 2012). Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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