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The 2011-12 season has been tough for any New England Patriots fan. None have suffered more ups and downs, however, than team owner Robert Kraft.   In July, before the 2011 season even began, Kraft was a key factor in bringing negotiations between owners and players in the NFL Lockout to a peaceful conclusion. The Lockout, which would have completely stalled everything from player trades to communication between players and coaches, was brought to a peaceful and agreeable solution largely in part to Kraft. He encouraged that complex issues between owners and payers be broken down and settled out-of-court, which helped negotiators more easily find a middle ground. Kraft helped move discussion past the sticking point of the rookie wage system to keep negotiations moving forward at a reasonable pace. It was largely thanks to Kraft that both sides of the lawsuit were able to walk away from the NFL Lockout feeling as though they had had their complaints rectified.   It was a hollow vi...
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