62,000 fans sign petition to ban Patriots from Super Bowl
With the Patriots just days away from facing the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, Scott Latshaw and a group of more than 62,000 fans have signed a petition that would remove the Patriots from the Super Bowl based on their alleged transgressions
Latshaw told Sporting News he feels it is time for the public to stand for what is right.
"I think what’s going on right now, the heroes we have and are presenting to the world, they’re sort of getting a free pass when it comes to all this stuff," says Latshaw. "It’s absolutely horrible. We have an opportunity here to do something right, get this right, whether it means postponing the Super Bowl so we can get this investigation done to see if they were cheating for both the games."
Patriots owner Robert Kraft struck back at the NFL earlier this week, demanding an apology if the Patriots were absolved of wrongdoing. The Patriots, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have denied any wrongdoing.
The Patriots and Seahawks are scheduled to kick off Super Bowl XLIX at 6:30 pm ET on Sunday.
- Brad Rowland