Tom Brady was asking for the full 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear the case. In April, a three-judge panel said that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was within his powers when he suspended the star quarterback four games for his role in a scheme to doctor the footballs used in a Jan. 18, 2015, playoff game.
Photo shows Tom Brady after the 2015 AFC Championship game loss to the Denver Broncos.
Brady will miss four games including the Patriots season opener against the Arizona Cardinals.