Just when you thought it was impossible, a group of New England Patriots fans have made fans in general reach a new low. A small group of Pats fans sued the NFL over the league taking away New England’s first-round pick this year over the DeflateGate saga and in a swift move, the federal judge assigned to the case threw it out quickly.
“After reviewing the complaint, it appears highly unlikely that plaintiffs will succeed on the merits of any of their claims,” wrote Judge F. Dennis Saylor in his order, via Jordan Graham of The Boston Herald.
Judge Saylor’s order went on to explain, in Legalese, that such a case was not worth the court’s nor the taxpayers’ time and given the bylaws of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, those who filed the suit will need to pay the court costs of the lawyer who signed the complaint.
And the fact that New England fans would file a lawsuit over something as frivolous as a forfeited first-round pick is kind of pathetic. The Patriots have made an art out of using second-round or later picks and turning them into stars, namely quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski, so losing one first-round pick isn’t going to damn the franchise’s future.
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