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Tom Brady celebrates after the New England Patriots defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 during Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. Al Bello/Getty Images hide caption

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Patriots' Success Encourages Larger-Than-Life Expectations

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New England Patriots' defensive end Chandler Jones holds a Microsoft Surface tablet on the sideline in the third quarter of the AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos. In the second quarter, the Patriots' tablets briefly stopped working. Christian Petersen/Getty Images hide caption

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The New England Patriots fans perform a card stunt commemorating their Super Bowl win before their season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week. Gregory Payan/AP hide caption

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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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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gestures during an event at Salem State University in Salem, Mass. on May 7, 2015. An NFL investigation has found that New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs and Brady was "at least generally aware" of the rules violations. Now, he faces a four-game suspension and the Patriots a $1 million fine. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Was 'Deflategate' About Tom Brady's Legacy Or His Ego?

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