CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28: during the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theater on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Lawyer over Hall of Fame case hits Roger Goodell where it hurts, and Tom Brady fans can rejoice


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Don't delete those text messages, Roger Goodell.

Michael Avenatti, a lawyer who's suing the NFL on behalf of fans due to the Hall of Fame game's last-minute cancellation last month, sent a letter to Goodell that directs him to preserve "electronic materials" pertaining to the case.

Pro Football Talk reports that the letter contains exchanges between Goodell and Tom Brady during the Patriots quarterback's appeal hearing in July in addition to information that makes Avenatti believe the league purposely didn't cancel the game in a timely manner.

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It's got to make Tom Brady fans feel good that Deflategate appeal could cost Goodell and the NFL... if Avenatti is right (and wins the lawsuit).