New England Patriots fans are wondering what's next for start quarterback Tom Brady? Will number 12 appeal his reinstatement of the four-game "deflategate" suspension by a federal appeals court in New York? Will he accept the latest ruling Monday and sit out four games of the 2016 season?

The parties may be best served by calling it a day, having their two jousts in court now, and getting back to the business of football.

According to Boston College Law Professor and sports law expert Alfred Yen, who discussed Brady's options with WGBH Morning Edition host Bob Seay, Brady has essentially two legal options: The ruling can be appealed to the full Second Circuit Court of Appeals , which is the full panel of judges and not just three of them, or he could petition for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court, which doesn't often take arbitration cases.

In both of these cases, I think his chances are so-so at best. While this case is of great interest to sports fans, it's not terribly remarkable from an arbitration law point-of-view.

Brady has yet to say what action he'll take, if any. The NFL players association has said it's disappointed in the ruling.