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Posted on September 3, 2015
A federal judge deflated "Deflategate" Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy that the NFL claimed threatened football's integrity.
U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell went too far in affirming punishment of the Super Bowl winning quarterback. Brady has insisted he played no role in a conspiracy to deflate footballs below the allowable limit at last season's AFC championship game.
The written decision frees Brady to prepare for the Sept. 10 season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Posted by JAMES A. JONES JR. on September 3, 2015
MANATEE -- With more than $3.85 million pledged in the 24-hour 2015 Giving Challenge -- which ended at noon Wednesday -- local nonprofits outdid themselves by smashing the fundraising record by more than $600,000.
Posted by PATRICIA MAZZEI on September 3, 2015
Joe Biden visits Miami with politicial implications still undetermined.
Posted by AMY SHERMAN on September 3, 2015
Joe Biden has tought task in convincing key Miami voter to back Iran deal.
Posted by JESSICA DE LEON on September 3, 2015
Accused child murder suspect asks for $750,00 bond to be reduced.
Posted by CLAIRE ARONSON on September 3, 2015
Gov. Rick Scott, along with other elected officials, attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the Interstate 75/University Parkway Diverging Diamond Interchange in Lakewood Ranch.
Sentenced to prison for theft, former Bradenton Housing Authority chief Wenston DeSue says 'job stress' made him do it
Posted by MARK YOUNG on September 3, 2015
Former Bradenton Housing Authority executive director Wenston DeSue on Wednesday was sentenced to 1 year and 1 day in federal prison for stealing money from the agency.