Tom Brady speaks before suspension begins Saturday

FOXBOROUGH, MA (WHDH) - Patriots quarterback Tom Brady spoke at practice Tuesday ahead of the start of his four-game suspension that begins this weekend.

Brady tried to get the federal courts to overturn NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s four-game suspension. The punishment was handed down over a controversy about football air pressure at the AFC championship game back in January 2015. The courts upheld the suspension and rather than take the fight to the United States Supreme Court, Brady accepted the punishment.

Brady’s suspension takes effect on Saturday at 3 p.m. He said he is not looking forward to sitting out four games but hopes he can learn from watching his team play.

“It will be tough to watch but I’ll be excited to watch, I’m excited to learn,” said Brady. “And hopefully when I come back in October, I’ll be a better player than I am today.”

Brady said he has confidence in his team and his understudy, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

“I love being with Jimmy. I’ve enjoyed every day that we spent with him,” said Brady. “I wish him the very best, obviously, for our team, for him personally. When you see people that it means a lot to, you always want them to succeed as well.”

Brady will return to the Patriots in Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns.

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