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The New England Patriots finally put an end to the Deflategate saga when they did not try to persuade the NFL to rescind the penalties that resulted from the case which included the loss of their 2016 first-round and 2017 fourth-round draft picks.  Well some fans decided they would take action into their own hands, and are suing to get the picks back.

A group of New England Patriots fans are fighting in federal court to get back the draft picks their favorite team lost as part of the ongoing “Deflategate” saga.

“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 suit, signed by Seth Carey, a Maine attorney, states.

The seven fans, who hail from Florida, New Jersey and Massachusetts, accuse the league and Commissioner Roger Goodell of fraud, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress and racketeering.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft was added as a defendant as well for not fighting hard enough to get the picks back.  Many believe sufficient evidence wasn’t provided to prove the Patriots cheated but this lawsuit is frivolous at best.

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source: Boston Herald