Deflategate U-turn as Tom Brady has ban restored

The case centres around allegations that balls were under-inflated before an NFL play-off fixture

Deflategate U-turn as Tom Brady has ban restored

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There has been a U-turn in American Football's so-called "deflategate" saga.

A US appeals court has restored the four game suspension of New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady.

Two judges on the panel ruled in favour of the NFL, while one judge ruled in favour of Brady.

The case centres around allegations that balls were under-inflated before an NFL play-off fixture in January last year against the Indianapolis Colts.

The Patriots went on to win the Super Bowl that year.

The decision reverses a federal judge's ruling from September.