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Aaron Rodgers on Tom Brady ruling: 'A good day for the players'

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Aaron Rodgers hasn't said much about his good friend Tom Brady during the DeflateGate saga, but the Green Bay Packers quarterback was happy that a federal judge wiped out the four-game suspension for the New England Patriots quarterback on Thursday.

"I think it's a good day for the players," Rodgers said on the Packers TV network during Thursday's preseason game against the New Orleans Saints. "I think that anytime we can get one of our own back, that's a good win for us. I think there is maybe a little bit of the, too much absolute power that frankly the players, we had a chance in 2011 to really make a difference in the CBA, and we didn't. We left the commissioner in charge of a lot of those things, but our unions did a good job of appealing and helping our guys out."

Rodgers made no mention of Brady by name. He has never said whether he thought Brady and/or the Patriots cheated.

He has reiterated several times that he likes his footballs to be inflated to the high end of the allowable scale and does not think game officials should take air out of them.