ROBERT KRAFT RUMORS & GOSSIP

Former Patriots lineman, dentist, Bill Lenkaitis dies

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Former New England Patriots offensive lineman and team dentist Bill Lenkaitis has died. The team announced that Lenkaitis died Saturday. He was 70. His obituary says he died after an 18-month battle with brain cancer. The San Diego Chargers drafted Lenkaitis out of Penn State in the second round of the 1968 AFL draft. After three seasons in San Diego, he...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Kraft criticizes NFL for mistreating Tom Brady

The New England Patriots aren’t about to let their bitterness towards the NFL go any time soon as it relates to how the league treated Tom Brady. Patriots President, Jonathan Kraft, defended Brady on the radio with some strong language upholding the quarterback as an “exceptional human being” while lamenting the league’s witch hunt against him. “I think I want to start...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft Hammers NFL’s ‘Flawed And Biased’ Deflategate Investigation

Robert Kraft isn’t happy, but he also knows it’s time to move on and get ready for the 2016 season. The New England Patriots owner wasted little time issuing a statement Friday afternoon after Patriots quarterback Tom Brady announced he was giving up his fight and accepting his four-game suspension for his alleged role in Deflategate. Kraft accused the NFL of denying Brady...
Via NESN.com
July 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft involved in bid to buy UFC

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is said to be a part of an investor group involved in the bidding for ownership of the UFC. The UFC is for sale, with bids said to be in the $4 billion range. ESPN reports that WME-IMG and Dalian Wanda Group, as well as China Media Capital, are competing to purchase the MMA company. The interesting part is that WME’s bid is being financed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft approves of a Raiders move to Las Vegas

Will the NFL allow the Oakland….err..Los Angeles…err Oakland Raiders to move yet again? It has been a hot topic all offseason in NFL circles, and many believed the biggest hurdle would be convincing other owners the move should happen. If the tea leaves are to be understood, then it appears a major player appears to be on the side of the move. That’s because reports indicate...
Via The Comeback
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Patriots present Stephen Hawking with custom ‘Pi’ jersey

The New England Patriots can now perhaps claim one of the most intelligent human beings on the planet as one of their fans. Stephen Hawking. Robert Kraft and girlfriend Ricki Noel Lander met with the brilliant theoretical physicist earlier this week as the scientist was in Boston for a lecture on Monday afternoon at Harvard regarding black holes. The Patriots owner presented...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Kraft: Football life lessons 'worth the risk' of concussions

Robert Kraft is well-aware of the report published Thursday in The New York Times stating the NFL omitted at least 100 concussions as part of its concussion research from 1996 to 2001. The New England Patriots owner also is well-aware of the league’s rebuttal to the story and the positives that can come from playing football despite the inherent health risks involved with contact...
Via NESN.com
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Jonathan Kraft explains why Patriots didn’t sue NFL for first-round pick

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft made it clear to fans Monday that he’s still trying to recoup the team’s first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, though it’s fairly obvious it’s a fruitless endeavor. Kraft wrote a letter to Goodell, which reportedly has “zero chance” in resulting in a recovered draft pick. Many fans are still wondering why the team didn’t...
Via NESN.com
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Kraft wrote letter to Goodell asking for draft picks back

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft revealed on Monday that he wrote a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell outlining reasons why he believes his team should be given its first-round draft pick back. Kraft said he wrote the letter toward the end of the season and asked Goodell to take note of new information while reconsidering the punishment handed down to the Patriots...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft compares Tom Brady to Peyton, Eli Manning

With the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 win, the Manning brothers finally have caught up to Tom Brady. Peyton and Eli Manning each have two Super Bowl wins, while Brady won his fourth last season. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was quick to point that out Wednesday in a one-on-one interview with WCVB-TV’s Maria Stephanos. “I happened to see Archie (Manning) there...
Via NESN.com
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss
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