Jan. 18, 2015 - Patriots defeat Colts in AFC Championship 45-7.
Jan. 20, 2015 - ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that 11 of 12 Patriot game balls were underinflated during AFC Championship.
Jan. 22, 2015 - Tom Brady denies any wrongdoing in news conference.
Jan. 23, 2015 - The NFL releases a statement announcing an investigation led by Ted Wells..
May 6, 2015 - The 243-page "Wells Report" says the Patriots probably underinflated balls and Brady probably knew.
May 11, 2015 - Tom Brady is suspended four games for his role Deflategate. The Patriots are fined $1 million and lose two draft picks.
June 23, 2015 - Brady's attorneys present their appeal during 10 hours of testimony in New York City.
July 28, 2015 - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upholds the original four-game suspension handed down by the league.
Sept. 3, 2015 - Tom Brady wins his case in federal court when Judge Richard Berman rules to nullify his four-game suspension.
Sept. 17, 2015 - NFL files appeal in 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asking that Judge Richard Berman's ruling be overturned.
March 3, 2016 - 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in NFL's appeal of Tom Brady's suspension.
April 25, 2016 - Appeals court reinstates Tom Brady's 4-game suspension.
July 13, 2016 - Federal appeals court rejects Tom Brady's attempt to get a new hearing on his suspension. His remaining hope is to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
July 15, 2016 - Tom Brady announces he will no longer continue to fight to overturn his suspension.