Tom Brady called his choice not to continue to appeal his four-game Deflategate suspension a "personal decision" Friday, in his first comments to reporters since his most recent appeal was rejected last month.
The New England Patriots quarterback said he would be "cheering the team on" and hoped it would "win every game" in his absence.
Brady announced on Facebook last month that he would not appeal his four-game Deflategate suspension to the U.S. Supreme Court after the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan rejected his latest appeal of the suspension.
"I have made the difficult decision to no longer proceed with the legal process," Brady wrote in that post. "I'm going to work hard to be the best player I can be for the New England Patriots and I look forward to having the opportunity to return to the field this fall."