NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12: National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell leaves federal court after defending his decision to suspend New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady for four games after it was decided Brady knew about deflated footballs used in last year’s NFL season on August 12, 2015 in New York City. Brady is challenging the suspension in federal court in the hopes of playing the first four games of the 2015 season (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NFL writer says Roger Goodell should give Patriots back their draft picks

Don't bet on this one.

The NFL and Tom Brady will be back in court next week, when Roger Goodell and Co. appeal the decision that wiped out a four-game suspension for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in relation to DeflateGate.

For MMQB writer Peter King, he thinks it's time the NFL gives back the 2016 first-round and the 2017 fourth-round selections.

Here's what he said, per ESPN:

"Based on the weight of the evidence from the past 13 months, and that weight being circumstantial and not convincing, there's one conclusion I've reached entering the 2016 draft season: Roger Goodell needs to give back the picks."

The NFL has some significant circumstantial evidence in the case, the kind that should have prompted a strongly worded letter and $250,000 fine," he writes. "Instead, Goodell killed an ant with a sledgehammer."

The entire column is worth reading, as King details the referee's mistake and issues with the PSI testing levels.