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Patriots may have won Super Bowl LI but Deflategate still isn't officially over

Patriots may have won Super Bowl LI but Deflategate still isn't officially over
Published On: Sun, Feb 12
Feb 1, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; iNew England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount (29) runs for second quarter yardage in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

If those moments, hours and days following the Patriots' improbable Super Bowl victory last week were any indication, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Patriots coaches, and players and fans won't soon forget commissioner Roger Goodell's role in the Deflategate silliness that ultimately led to Tom Brady missing the first month of the season.

It didn't matter, of course. The Patriots ended up where they have on four previous occasions this century: Hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. But the vitriol out of New England didn't go unnoticed. League executives were seething at the actions of the franchise, most notably defensive coordinator Matt Patricia sporting a Goodell-is-a-clown t-shirt when the team returned to Boston on Monday.

But surely the vitriol directed at the league -- and Goodell in particular -- would have subsided by Tuesday morning, as the Patriots' victory parade made its way through Boston.

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