Tom Brady is getting the last word.
The New England Patriots quarterback -- whose four-game suspension in the Deflategate scandal was lifted Thursday -- posted a statement to his Facebook page on Friday, expressing gratitude over the ruling but also saying the saga was not good for the NFL.
"While I am pleased to be eligible to play, I am sorry our league had to endure this," Brady wrote. "I don't think it has been good for our sport -- to a large degree, we have all lost."
The ongoing saga has ping-ponged back and forth for months, creating hundreds of headlines and casting clouds over both NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and his disciplinary policies and Brady and the Patriots themselves. Brady offered an apology for his role.
"I am also sorry to anyone whose feelings I may have hurt as I have tried to work to resolve this situation," he wrote.
Here's the statement in full:
The nixed suspension means Brady is eligible to play Thursday in the Patriots' regular-season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers.