It's official: Tom Brady's battle with the NFL over Deflategate is finally over.
The New England Patriots quarterback posted a message on Facebook conceding defeat in a legal battle that spanned over 500 days and stated he will not choose the option of taking an appeal to the Supreme Court. Brady wrote,
It has been a challenging 18 months, and I have made the difficult decision to no longer proceed with the legal process.
Here's the full Facebook post:
The decision comes after the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals shot down an appeal of the suspension the NFL levied against Tom Brady.
Brady's concession means he will now serve a ban of four games at the start of the 2016-17 NFL season. New England backup Jimmy Garoppolo is slated to start those four games, which will be his first professional starts ever in the regular season.
And while Garoppolo might be an unknown on the field, fellow colleagues insist he is more than capable of filling in for Tom Brady in, let's just say, other ways.
The most important thing, though? Deflategate is finally over, and we can all move on with our lives.