Tom Brady has beaten the NFL in the "Deflategate" court case, with U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman nullifying the league's four-game suspension Thursday.

Berman announced his decision after the sides failed to reach a settlement after several weeks of talks.

Brady's suspension originally was upheld by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in July after an appeal. Brady, meanwhile, repeatedly had disputed the league's ruling that he and Patriots equipment staff colluded to deflate footballs before New England's 45-7 victory over Indianapolis in last season's AFC Championship Game.