Report: Patriots won’t fight $1 million fine, draft picks lost in Deflategate

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Report: Patriots will not contest Deflategate fine, docked draft picks
Friday September 4th, 2015

The New England Patriots do not intend to fight to regain the draft picks and $1 million they lost as punishment for their role in Deflategate, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Tom Brady’s four-game suspension was nullified on Thursday by federal judge Richard Berman, but the team’s punishments—the fine and the loss of a first- and fourth-round pick—still stand.

In May, Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he would not appeal the discipline handed down by the league.

“I’m going to accept, reluctantly, what [commissioner Roger Goodell] has given us," Kraft said at the time. He did not answer questions from reporters, saying he didn't want to “continue the rhetoric.”

The Patriots open up the 2015 NFL season on Thursday night against the Steelers.

BURKE: Brady emerges from Deflategate largely unscathed

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