Man hires plane to fly a ‘jet home’ banner over Roger Goodell’s Maine vacation home

By Rachel Wold

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made a lot of enemies when he decided to uphold New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension last Tuesday.

A non-fan of Goodell’s named Richard Pate of Biddeford took his dislike of the Commissioner to a major extreme. Pate reportedly hired a plane to fly a special message over the Commissioner’s vacation home in Maine. The banner said “Commissioner Goodell – jet home to New York” (via WCSH6.com).

courtesy: WCSH6.com

courtesy: WCSH6.com

Pate did not disclose the cost of renting the plane to fly the banner, however he claimed the it was well worth the price.

“I went over to [a pilot] and asked if he’d be willing to fly a banner, and he was more than happy to…” Pate said. “You know, the irony is I don’t remember the Jets winning many Superbowls, maybe one back in the 60s.”

Pate also reported that he planned to rent the banner-flying plane one more time again on Sunday or Monday.

Apparently, some people just have too much money burning a hole in their pocket. And, Brady should be touched by Pate’s endearing actions.

Photo: AP Photo/John Raoux