So, it looks like this is the end. It's finally over, and Tom Brady will, in all likelihood, finally serve his four-game suspension.
It's been a year and a half, and now, barring a minor miracle, Brady will be sitting out the first four games of 2016, after his appeal was rejected by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court on Wednesday.
Yes, the first game of the season is here in Arizona against the Cardinals. But don't put a mark in the win column for the Cards just yet. A lot can happen between now and Sept. 11, so let's wait and see how training camp plays out.
Oh, and don't feel too sorry for Tom Brady. He sat down with the Patriots this spring and reworked his contract. So, instead of costing him more than $2 million, his four-game suspension will now cost him just $235,000. I've got a feeling they knew this was coming!
And, Brady,will be forced to spend the four weeks with his supermodel wife instead of Rob Gronkowski. Not a bad tradeoff!