New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday lost a bid for a new hearing before a U.S. appeals court on his "Deflategate" four-game suspension.

In a brief order, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said it would not reconsider its April 25 decision to reinstate Brady's suspension by the National Football League over deflated footballs.

Brady, 38, can still ask the U.S. Supreme Court to consider his case.