Tom Brady was believed to be "open" to serving a one-game suspension for not cooperating with Ted Wells' investigation as part of a potential settlement.

Talks never got far as settlement talks broke down on Monday and Judge Richard Berman informed both sides they were too far apart to continue.

Brady maintained his position that he would not accept the findings of the Wells Report and was unwilling to accept responsibility for his potential role in the deflation of footballs.

The NFL appeared set to offer to shorten Brady's four-game suspension by two games, provided he accept some responsibility.