New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft wants his team’s 2016 draft pick back so badly that he actually sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell asking about it. In the letter, Kraft asked Goodell to overturn the penalties handed down to the Patriots over the DeflateGate scandal, one of which was New England forfeiting its first round pick in this year’s NFL Draft.
“I personally wrote a letter to the Commissioner responding to his comment that if any new facts came up he would take them into consideration. I personally believe that when the league made their decision they did not factor in the ideal gas law. They admitted that publicly last year,” Kraft said to reporters today at the Owners Meetings in Boca Raton, Florida.
Kraft understands that the odds of the Patriots getting that pick back are a long shot, what with the NFL still fighting in court to have Tom Brady’s DeflateGate suspension reinstated, but one has to respect his efforts. New England is a team that has turned seemingly unknown draft picks into stars and though they don’t NEED a first-round pick by any means, Kraft is going to fight tooth and nail to get it back just so he can say he tried everything.
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