Tom Brady Writes Facebook Post After 'Deflategate': 'To a Large Degree, We Have All Lost'

The New England Patriots quarterback's suspension was overturned earlier this week

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Tom Brady‘s suspension over the “Deflategate” scandal was overturned earlier this week but on the eve of the start of the NFL season, the New England Patriots quarterback is speaking out about the incident and the impact it had on him, fans and the game he loves.

In a statement posted to his Facebook page on Friday night, he wrote that he can’t wait to fully commit his “energy and emotion to focus on the challenges” of the season and thanked his family, friends, fans and teammates for their support “throughout this challenging experience.”

“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,” he wrote. “I am also sorry to anyone whose feelings I may have hurt as I have tried to work to resolve this situation.”

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“I love the NFL,” the 38-year-old continued. “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. I look forward to the competition on the playing field and I hope the attention of NFL fans can return to where it belongs – on the many great players and coaches who work so hard every week, and sacrifice so much, to make this game great.”

Brady was suspended for four games after the New England Patriots were accused of tampering with footballs used in the AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts in January.

The four-time Super Bowl champion has said that he played no role in an alleged conspiracy to deflate footballs.

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