New England Patriots fans sue NFL over deflategate

NC_deflategatesuit0407_700x394(NECN) — A group of seven New England Patriots fans have filed suit against the NFL, Commissioner Roger Goodell and Patriots owner Robert Kraft in an attempt to get the league to restore the first-round draft pick taken from the team as part of the punishment for last year’s “Deflategate” scandal.

The civil lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts on behalf of all Patriots fans, seeks an expedited temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction.

It also seeks the return of the Patriots’ first-round pick in the April 28 draft and attorney’s fees.

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