NFL fines Patriots $1 million, suspends Brady in 'Deflategate'

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Posted: May 11, 2015 5:53 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Football League on Monday fined the New England Patriots $1 million for its role in "Deflategate" and will suspend star quarterback Tom Brady for the first four games of next season.

The NFL also said the Patriots will forfeit their first-round selection in the 2016 draft for using under-inflated footballs in last season's AFC Championship game.

(Reporting by Paul Thomasch and Steve Ginsburg; Editing by Barbara Goldberg and Alan Crosby)