One brave NFL fan is attempting to raise money to pay the New England Patriots' $1 million fine for the Deflategate scandal.
Among the myriad of sanctions levied against the Patriots by the NFL for New England's football tampering is a hefty $1 million fine. If one delusional internet user gets his wish, the Pats won't have to pay a dime.
A man named Michael J. Whitman from Spokane, Washington, has started a crowdfunding page on GoFundMe.com, because somebody has to speak up when billionaires are forced to surrender miniscule slices of their fortunes.
Here's Whitman's description on the donation page:
We obviously know we won't reach One Million Dollars, however we do believe the fine is bulls**t and want to help anyway we can. So whatever is donated will be donated to the New England Patriots in help with the fine!
As we venture with this, we will do frequent updates to show progression of this! If enough is made to make the travel, we will fly down there (on our own expenses) and deliver a check in person!
Patriots owner Robert Kraft is the 125th-richest person in the United States, with a net worth of $4.3 billion, according to Forbes. His team is valued at $2.6 billion and has revenues of $428 million.
Thus far, no one has donated to help right this terrible wrong.
- Dan Gartland