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Tom Brady may have his chance for sweet revenge if the Patriots win Super Bowl LI

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As the old adage goes, what goes around, comes around.

Roger Goodell, the NFL commissioner who handed a four-game suspension to New York Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady during the Deflategate controversy, may have to award the quarterback with the Lombardi trophy should the Patriots win Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5 against the Atlanta Falcons. 

Despite their sensitive history, however, Goodell said in an interview with "The Herd" on Fox Sports Radio, that it wouldn't be awkward. 

"Not for a second," Goodall said. "Tom Brady is one of the all-time greats. He has been for several years. He’s on the precipice of at least potentially winning his fifth Super Bowl. He’s an extraordinary player, great performer and surefire Hall of Famer. So it would be an honor.”

If the Patriots do win the Super Bowl, it could make for an interesting press conference. Patriots' owner Robert Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick are pretty vocal about their beef with Goodell, who remind the NFL commissioner that he hasn't attended a Patriots' game since before Deflategate. 

Following the Patriots' win against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Kraft threw some shade at Goodell. 


"For a number of reasons all of you in this stadium understand how big this win was," Kraft said, referring to the football drama that played out earlier in the season.


Another Patriots player--Martellius Bennett, acknowledged Goodell's absence. Following the win, he said, "Where is he? He's like Waldo right now."

If anything, a Patriots win would unleash a trove of hilarious memes between the frenemies. 

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