Report: New England Patriot fans will have to get ready for a new starting QB
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 31: Quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots arrives at federal court to contest his four game suspension on August 31, 2015 in New York City. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman has required NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Brady to be present in court when the NFL and NFL Players Association reconvene their dispute over Brady's four-game Deflategate suspension. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady just signed a new two-year extension with the Pats earlier this week, but it’s looking like he may not even start the 2016-17 season. Brady is undergoing an appeal hearing for the alleged “DefalteGate” incident that occurred during the AFC Championship against the Indianapolis Colts in January 2015. A judge previously overruled the original four-game suspension the NFL handed Brady for the incident, but after the recent appeal hearings, it looks like that suspension will in fact go into effect, according to the New York Post’s Bart Hubbock.

If the suspension does in fact go into effect, Brady will return to the team after the fourth week of the season. He would be able to participate fully in the Patriots’ preseason, however. According to Hubboch, the process should take one or two months.


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