A motion by Patriots fans to recoup the team’s lost first-round pick from the NFL was denied in court Saturday, reports The MMQB and ESPN’s Andrew Brandt.
A lawsuit was filed Tuesday by fans demanding the return of the draft pick lost as punishment for the Deflategate scandal. A court denied that motion, saying that it would not be a “prudent use of resources to permit this to progress.”
The suit sought no monetary compensation. Named in the lawsuit were the NFL, commissioner Roger Goodell, and Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who the fans claimed didn’t do enough to keep the team’s draft picks.
The suit accused the NFL of breach of contract, fraud, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.