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Tom Brady Apologizes For Wasting Our Time With 'Deflategate'

"I am sorry our league had to endure this. I don’t think it has been good for our sport -- to a large degree, we have all lost."

Tom Brady wants to put the "Deflategate" drama behind him.

One day after a judge nullified his four-game suspension, the New England Patriots quarterback broke his silence by apologizing.

"While I am pleased to be eligible to play, I am sorry our league had to endure this," Brady wrote in a Facebook post Friday evening.

"I don’t think it has been good for our sport - to a large degree, we have all lost," he wrote. "I am also sorry to anyone whose feelings I may have hurt as I have tried to work to resolve this situation."

Brady thanked those who supported him during the trial, including his friends, family, teammates and the players' union. He even thanked U.S. District Judge Richard Berman for wrapping up the trial before the start of the season.

He also wished for fans to redirect attention back to "where it belongs - on the many great players and coaches who work so hard every week, and sacrifice so much, to make this game great." 

Read Brady's full statement below:

The regular season starts tomorrow morning and I can’t wait to fully commit my energy and emotion to focus on the...

Posted by Tom Brady on Friday, September 4, 2015

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