Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds the game ball after a playoff game against the Ravens in January 2015. A week later, the team would be accused of deliberately deflating footballs in the AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Fans Want Patriots' Draft Pick Restored And Sue NFL To Make It Happen

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Ben Goodell, a seventh-grader in Lynn, Mass., created a science fair project measuring how weather conditions such as humidity, snow, wind chill, cold and ice affected the PSI of footballs. Paula Muller/The Daily Item hide caption

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds up the game ball after a game against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass., in January. A judge erased Brady's four-game suspension for "deflategate" last week. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Deford: When It Comes To The Courtroom, Bet On The Players

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Courtroom artist Jane Rosenberg presents a more pleasant sketch of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brad. An earlier sketch of Brady by Rosenberg caused a sensation on Twitter and beyond. New York Daily News/NY Daily News via Getty Images hide caption

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addresses the Pro Football Hall of Fame Gold Jacket Ceremony in Canton, Ohio, on Thursday. The NFL Players Union has sued to get a judge to void Goodell's four-game suspension of Tom Brady in the "deflategate" scandal. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Deford: When 'Deflategate' Dust Settles, Put Goodell Out To Pasture

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, seen here arriving at NFL headquarters last month, sought to destroy evidence in the "deflategate" incident, says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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The Other Sacred Thing Tom Brady Squashed: Sportsmanship

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft shows the Vince Lombardi Trophy to the crowd during a parade in Boston on Feb. 4. He said Tuesday his team won't appeal the punishment handed to it by the NFL in connection with the "Deflategate" scandal. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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