New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be suspended by the NFL for his role in 'Deflategate,' according to a national report.
The New York Daily News says NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will make the announcement next week.
Brady, along with owner Robert Kraft and coach Bill Belichick, have vehemently denied the accusations that they tampered with the oxygen levels in the footballs in the 2014 postseason.
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An NFL investigation released Wednesday concluded New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs used in the AFC Championship and that quarterback Tom Brady was probably "at least generally aware" of the rules violations.
The NFL began investigating after the Patriots defeated the Colts 45-7 on January 18. The Colts complained that several footballs were under-inflated and the NFL confirmed that 11 of the 12 footballs were under the limit. The investigation started as the Patriots were preparing for the Super Bowl - which they won two weeks later.
Footballs with less pressure can be easier to grip and catch. Some quarterbacks prefer footballs that have less air.
Associated Press contributed to this story