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As NFL draft nears, league needs to make a decision about Deflategate

As NFL draft nears, league needs to make a decision about Deflategate

The draft is less than two weeks away but there is still no word from the NFL about Deflategate and any possible punishments for the defending Super Bowl champions, the New England Patriots. It is important to know the outcome of the NFL's investigation because it might involve draft picks. If the league is heavy handed, maybe they will fine the team and take a way a top draft pick or two from New England, which has nine overall selections. If league commissioner Roger Goodell wants to slap the Patriots on the wrist (which I suspect), and sweep this mess under the rug, then he will probably take away some late round selection(s) in this or next year's draft. But to say...

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