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Robert Kraft Issues Statement: Patriots 'Appreciative' Of Judge Berman's Decision

BOSTON (CBS) -- The Patriots have their quarterback for Week 1.

After months of question marks surrounding the status of Tom Brady, Judge Richard M. Berman ruled Thursday to overturn the four-game suspension issued by Roger Goodell.

After the news broke, Patriots owner Robert Kraft issued the following statement:

"As I have said during this process and throughout his Patriots career, Tom Brady is a classy person of the highest integrity. He represents everything that is great about this game and this league. Yet, with absolutely no evidence of any actions of wrongdoing by Tom in the Wells report, the lawyers at the league still insisted on imposing and defending unwarranted and unprecedented discipline. Judge Richard Berman understood this and we are greatly appreciative of his thoughtful decision that was delivered today. Now, we can return our focus to the game on the field."

The Patriots open their season Sept. 10 at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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