The publication Chicago Now states:
“It doesn’t matter if the Patriots would have won the game anyway. If they cheated, they cheated. Don’t agree with me? Let me ask you something: if you and I were to play a game of poker for money and I took you for, say, a few grand, and later it was found out that I had cheated, you would want your money back, wouldn’t you? I sure hope so. Even if I only cheated on one hand and it really had little bearing on my overall haul, you’d want your money back.
“It’s not that I believe the punishment for cheating in this case should directly mean elimination from the Super Bowl, but I do believe that if they are found guilty of cheating — and let me take this moment to say that my personal belief is that they did cheat — in a game that they ultimately won, then they should have to forfeit that win.”