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Appeal of Tom Brady's suspension to be held June 23

The appeal hearing for Tom Brady's four-game suspension will be held June 23, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

If necessary, the hearing would continue on June 25, the source said.

Brady was suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season for his role in the use of underinflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game.

The New England Patriots also were fined $1 million and stripped of two picks -- a first-rounder in the 2016 draft and a fourth-rounder in the 2017 draft.