Report: Brady will be suspended by NFL; announcement coming next week

Tom Brady could be on the sideline to start the 2015 season.

Gary Myers of the New York Daily News reported Friday that the New England Patriots quarterback will indeed be suspended by Roger Goodell for his role in the Deflategate scandal. Goodell’s decision is expected to come next week.

“In conversations I’ve had with several key sources who always have a good sense of what goes on at 345 Park Avenue, there is little doubt Goodell considers Brady’s role in Deflategate a serious violation,” Myers writes.

According to Myers, the Wells report that was released Wednesday provided the commissioner with enough reason to lay the hammer down on Brady. Myers wrote “the feeling” is that Brady’s refusal to give up any emails or text messages related to the investigation and finding “it was more probable than not” that he was aware of any wrongdoing led the commissioner to hit the star with a suspension.

“The NFL is convinced, according to sources, that connecting all the dots of the evidence supplied by Wells leads to one conclusion: Brady cheated,” Myers added.

It’s unknown how many games Brady will be suspended for. There have been rumors of a year-long suspension, while a report, citing sources, said the Patriots are “fearful” of a 6-8 game suspension.

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