The federal appeals court has set a date for arguments in the NFL's appeal of the ruling lifting Tom Brady's four-game suspension in the 'Deflategate' controversy.

Long after the season is over, appeal arguments will be heard in Tom Brady's case.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan marked March 3, 2016 as the argument date in the court record on Monday.

A Manhattan federal judge had lifted the four-game suspension against Brady a week before the current NFL season began.

The suspension of course was for Brady's alleged involvement in the 'Deflategate' controversy where footballs were found to be under-inflated after the AFC Championship Game against the Colts.

No word on what the NFL's appeal argument will be, but at least Brady can focus on the rest of this currently undefeated season before having to return to court.

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