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Tom Brady's chances of facing the Bills in Week Four take big hit with denied 'DeflateGate' request

The Buffalo Bills scored a big win Wednesday.

Well, sort of.

Their chances of not having to face Tom Brady in Week Four of the upcoming NFL season got better when the New England Patriots' quarterback's request to have the full 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hear his "DeflateGate" case was denied.

The only chance Brady has left of having his four-game suspension overturned now is to appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court. He can also ask both the 2nd Circuit or the Supreme Court for a "stay," a legal term that means the case or a particular proceeding within the case would be suspended. That would make Brady eligible to play until the legal matter is once and for all resolved.

Outside of that happening, he'll miss games against the Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins, Houston Texans and the Bills in Week Four.

The other option would be for both the NFL and Brady to negotiate a settlement that could result in a reduction of the suspension, although that seems unlikely given how far both parties have come.



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