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Fans set up GoFundMe page to help Patriots pay 'Deflategate' fine

Fans Set Up GoFundMe Page To Help Patriots Pay 'Deflategate' Fine

Early in the week, the NFL declared that the New England Patriots were connected to the deflated balls that appeared in a playoff game last season.

As punishment, they fined the team $1 million -- the largest to be handed out to date.

Many fans were disappointed in the decision, and some have taken action to help remedy the situation.

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Fans set up GoFundMe page to help Patriots pay 'Deflategate' fine
That GoFundMe page for fans to defray the cost of the Patriots' $1 mil fine is up to $13,492 donated by 970 people.
A Spokane Patriots fan started a #GoFundMe page to help pay the team's fine for #Deflategate. Wouldn't that money be better spent on #Nepal?
My #DeflateGate sports min: Donate to Patriots fine. $ will likely go to charity!! http://t.co/NWJ4zZ1Ck6 "Nobody puts Brady in the corner."
Thinking of launching a GoFundMe campaign to raise awareness about Pats fans donating $ to help pay DeflateGate fine.
The largest donation for that Patriots' GoFundMe page is $500. Five hundred freakin' dollars.
@jemelehill #PATSNATION = #dointoomuch with this $1 million dollar Go fund me account
Patriots fans raising money to pay the fine from Deflategate may be the most absurd thing you'll see all week: http://t.co/isMeqqkfXX
I am in tears reading comments on the Patriots GoFundMe. "$12 For silencing the Seahawks D and the media that was in love with them."
I like idea of Patriots not raising Super Bowl banner until Brady is off suspension, but GoFundMe campaign to pay $1M fine is really dumb.
Lmao. Patriot fans have raised almost $6,000 toward the Deflategate fine. This is incredible http://t.co/BgrW4Y17Ts http://t.co/5EixZ8qHYr
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A GoFundMe page has been set up in an effort to collect money and help the team pay the fine, and whatever is donated will be hand-delivered to the Patriots.

Those in charge of collecting the donations will fly to the team's location at their own expense and drop it off in person.

Even if they do manage to reach their million-dollar goal, the gesture may still be a somewhat symbolic one.

According to Forbes, the team is worth approximately $1.8 billion.

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