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Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez looks at the jury after his double murder acquittal last week. Hernandez, who was already serving a life sentence witout parole for murder, hanged himself and was pronounced dead at a Massachusetts hospital early Wednesday, according to officials. Stephan Savoia/AP hide caption

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy beside coach Bill Belichick, after the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime at Super Bowl 51 in Houston. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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Tom Brady of the New England Patriots calls for a two-point try in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. The Patriots converted that attempt to send the game into overtime. Elsa/Getty Images hide caption

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Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons — depicted here with one finger raised in the NFC Championship Game — helpfully illustrates an important number: the total Super Bowls the Falcons organization will have won, if they win Sunday. Tom Pennington/Getty Images hide caption

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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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Cam Newton celebrates after a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals, on Sunday in Charlotte, N.C. Grant Halverson/Stringer / 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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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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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2015 season, for "conduct detrimental to the integrity of the NFL." Larry W. Smith/EPA/Landov hide caption

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