Group Of Patriots Fans Sue NFL Over The Team’s Deflategate Punishment – blogged by: @asimplebijou

The NFL has been sued by a group of New England Patriots fans after losing their first-round draft pick as punishment for the Deflategate scandal.

If you recall, as punishment, the Patriots were to forfeit their first round pick this year, a fourth-round pick next year and were fined $1 million after a league investigation found Tom Brady guilty. 

On Tuesday, a lawsuit was filed in a Boston federal court by a group of Patriots on the grounds that: 

“This case is brought by New England Patriots fans on behalf of all Patriots fans who believe the New England Patriots professional football team were harmed by the Defendants’ arbitrary and capricious decision to revoke the Patriots first round draft choice in the April 28, 2016 NFL Draft.” 

The complaint goes on to place blame on the NFL and commissioner, Roger Goodell, for relying on “false premises and biased ‘investigations’ and untrue ‘facts,'” to reach their decision.

The NFL has yet to respond. 

Source: ESPN

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