We already knew Tom Brady's four-game suspension was lifted following a judge overturning the Deflategate drama in court, and now the New England Patriots quarterback has shared his thoughts on Facebook.

Brady said in a statement:
    “The regular season starts tomorrow morning and I can’t wait to fully commit my energy and emotion to focus on the challenges of the 2015 NFL season. I want to thank my family, my friends, all of the fans, past and current players and my teammates for the support they have given me throughout this challenging experience. I also want to thank Judge Berman and his staff for their efforts to resolve this matter over the past five weeks. I am very grateful. My thanks also to the union's legal team who has fought so hard right along with me.

    While I am pleased to be eligible to play, I am sorry our league had to endure this. I don’t think it has been good for our sport - to a large degree, we have all lost. I am also sorry to anyone whose feelings I may have hurt as I have tried to work to resolve this situation. I love the NFL. It is a privilege to be a member of the NFL community and I will always try to do my best in representing my team and the league in a way that would make all members of this community proud.

    I look forward to the competition on the playing field and I hope the attention of NFL fans can return to where it belongs - on the many great players and coaches who work so hard every week, and sacrifice so much, to make this game great. Most importantly, I look forward to representing the New England Patriots on Thursday night in our season opener. I hope to make all of our fans proud this year … and beyond!”

In case you forgot what happened, it was alleged that Brady knew about Patriots staffers deflating game footballs before the AFC Championship in January. The Patriots beat the Indianapolis Colts 45-7, so we have a feeling it was about more than just the balls. Anyway, the Pats went on to beat the Seattle Seahawks at Super Bowl XLIX, hence why some feathers were ruffled. Brady was suspended in May for four games, and he even filed a lawsuit against the NFL Players Association.

Despite rumors of marital troubles with supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen, she was was spotted at one of Brady's court hearings in New York City last week, and a few hours after his Facebook post, she posted the below shot on Instagram and wrote, "and my heart melts ...#biggestlove #family."

and my heart melts ...#biggestlove #family❤️❤️❤️ e meu coração se derrete #amormaior #família

A photo posted by Gisele Bündchen (@gisele) on