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Spokane Patriots Fan Wants to Foot Bill for $1M Fine

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A Spokane Patriots fan is trying to help his team following the fine for the Deflate-Gate scandal. (Photo: MGN) A Spokane Patriots fan is trying to help his team following the fine for the Deflate-Gate scandal. (Photo: MGN)
SPOKANE, Wash. - Following the news yesterday that the NFL will suspend Tom Brady for four games and fine the New England Patriots $1 million for their role in a scheme to deflate footballs used in the AFC title game, one die hard Pats fan is taking it on himself to help his team out.

Michael J. Whitman, of Spokane, set up a page on the crowdfunding site GoFundMe to help the Patriots pay its million-dollar fine. Since its creation Monday, the page, titled "Paying the bill of the PATRIOTS" has raised just over $9,000 with donations from about 600 like-minded fans. And more donations are coming in by the minute.

More on the fine and suspension of Tom Brady for the "Deflate-Gate" scandal HERE: http://www.swxrightnow.com/story/29035473/nfl-suspends-brady-4-games-for-deflated-footballs

Pats fans are still short of their goal, but Whitman won't be discouraged. As he wrote on the site, "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!"

What do you think? Is this a worthwhile cause or the ultimate betrayal by a football fan in Seahawks country?
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