A federal judge tossed out the controversial ‘Deflategate‘ decision Thursday morning.

New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady was suspended for the first four games of the 2015-2016 season, the team incurred a $1 million fine, and the Patriots lost their first round draft pick in 2016 and fourth round pick in 2017. Two employees who handle footballs for the club were also implicated. “Patriots employees John Jastremski and James McNally have been indefinitely suspended without pay by the club, effective May 6. They aren’t allowed to be reinstated without the NFL’s permission,” reported Yahoo News.

Multiple sources including Yahoo Sports claimed there was no evidence that Brady, coach Bill Belichick, or Patriots owners were directly involved in the Deflategate scandal. According to Yahoo Sports, the NFL handed down the unprecedented punishments, “for violating playing rules and not cooperating fully in the investigation.”

But that was all tossed out the window. You can read the full decision here:

Tom Brady Deflategate Federal Ct Decision

And of course the Internet responded exactly as you’d expect it to.

It’s not over until the Pope says it’s over.

Is this just the beginning?

Hoodie power!

That’s how I like my justice — on a platter with an extra side of gravy.

Do your thang, Internet

The man, the myth, the legend

Someone missed that whole “bread and circuses” memo…

Tyranny. We don’t do that here. Well, at least not in theory.

Admiration is no respecter of team loyalty

What if…

But what about the rest of the things!

And then there are Fantasy Football implications

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