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Tom Brady suspension upheld, but the saga isn't over yet

Don't count on the Bills facing Jimmy Garoppolo in Week 2 just yet. Tom Brady is still suspended for four games, but pending litigation could still change that outcome.

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The NFL suspended New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for four games back in May, and after a lengthy appeal process, that suspension was upheld today. But while Brady is still scheduled to miss the first four games of the 2015 regular season - which includes a Week 2 tilt with the Buffalo Bills - this saga is far from over.

Brady and his legal counsel are planning on suing the NFL over the decision, reports everyone, and could either have the suspension overturned in an expedited court process, or drag their feet enough in the process to delay a judicial decision until after the 2015 season.

Either way, don't count on the Bills having to play against Jimmy Garoppolo for a second straight game against New England just yet.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell cited "new" evidence in deciding to uphold the suspension, claiming that Brady destroyed his cell phone in early March but did not disclose that to the league until June 18, nearly four months after the league requested to see it for the Wells Report investigation. You can read the NFL's statement on the matter here.

And, of course, you can keep up on the reactions of Patriots fans to the news via our friends over at Pats Pulpit, who have been all over this story from day one.