Tom Brady mocks 'Deflategate' in new Foot Locker ad

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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes questions from members of the media during an NFL football news conference in Foxborough, Mass. Brady mocked the "Deflategate" scandal in an advertisement for Foot Locker released on Nov. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

With his "Deflategate" suspension behind him, Tom Brady is making fun of the scandal in a new Foot Locker commercial.

The ad begins with two Foot Locker customers questioning how the shoe retailer's annual Thanksgiving sale could continue to be great year after year. A frustrated Brady overhears the conversation and tells the men, "Just because something is great year after year doesn't mean anything is going on." He continues, saying such questions "turn into assumptions, and then assumptions turn into vacations."

The Patriots quarterback served a four-game suspension earlier this season. It was imposed after an NFL investigation concluded the team intentionally underinflated footballs used in the 2015 AFC Championship game.

Brady closes the commercial by asking why Foot Locker should be punished "for something that never even happened."