WikiNow lets you discover the news you care about, follow the topics that matter to you and share your favourite stories with your friends.

© WikiNow

The 2015 AFC Championship Game football tampering scandal, commonly referred to as Deflategate was a National Football League controversy involving the allegation that the New England Patriots tampered with footballs used in the American Football Conference Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts on January 18, 2015. The league announced on May 11, 2015, that it would suspend Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for four games of the 2015 regular season for his alleged part in the scandal. After NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the suspension in an internal appeal, the matter was moved to federal court. On September 3, 2015, Judge Richard M. Berman vacated Goodell's four-game suspension of Tom Brady, due to legal deficiencies such as inadequate notice to Brady, denial of the opportunity for Brady to examine a lead investigator, and denial of equal access to investigative files. On April 25, 2016, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated Brady's four-game suspension for the 2016 regular season. After losing a request for a rehearing, Brady announced on July 15 that he would not appeal further and would accept the suspension.

2015 AFC Championship Game football tampering scandal
Gillette Stadium02.jpg
Gillette Stadium, the site of the game
1 2 3 4 Total
IND 0 7 0 0 7
NE 14 3 21 7 45
Date January 18, 2015 (2015-01-18)
Stadium Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
Favorite Patriots by 7
Referee Walt Anderson
Attendance 68,756
TV in the United States
Network CBS
Announcers Jim Nantz and Phil Simms

The 2015 AFC Championship Game football tampering scandal, commonly referred to as Deflategate was a National Football League (NFL) controversy involving the allegation that the New England Patriots tampered with footballs used in the American Football Conference (AFC) Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts on January 18, 2015. The league announced on May 11, 2015, that it would suspend Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for four games of the 2015 regular season for his alleged part in the scandal. After NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the suspension in an internal appeal, the matter was moved to federal court. On September 3, 2015, Judge Richard M. Berman vacated Goodell's four-game suspension of Tom Brady, due to legal deficiencies such as inadequate notice to Brady, denial of the opportunity for Brady to examine a lead investigator, and denial of equal access to investigative files. On April 25, 2016, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated Brady's four-game suspension for the 2016 regular season. After losing a request for a rehearing, Brady announced on July 15 that he would not appeal further and would accept the suspension.

Tom Brady - Deflate Gate Revenge Tour

New Videos Every Week! Comment What You Want To See Below Share This Video: https://youtu.be/Ls2WhmsMGfs.

Tom Brady’s Infamous Football Cheating Scandal

We cover one of the most talked about cases in sports history. Unsolved has merch! Check it out here: https://goo.gl/druyya Watch on Amazon Instant Video: ...

I am the Locker Room Guy

Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady and Coach Bill Belichick have spent a lot of time denying they had anything to do with Deflate-Gate. We don't know if these ...

Drew Brees On Deflategate - CONAN on TBS

CONAN Highlight: The Saints quarterback is an expert on correct football pressure, but when it comes to throwing them inside a TV studio... More CONAN ...

Tom Brady & Deflategate Timeline (Updated) | NFL

In the wake of the recent reinstatement of New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's 4-game suspension, NFL Media's Judy Battista reviews the timeline of ...

MIT Professor Debunks Deflategate

Prof. John Leonard explains the physics behind Deflategate. Full Lecture: https://youtu.be/kp4u9vkNxhg Slides: ...