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Belichick mum on Deflategate in first remarks since discipline

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was cleared of any wrongdoing in the Wells Report, but he still indirectly received harsh punishment for Deflategate. The Patriots lost a first-round draft pick in 2016 and a fourth-rounder in 2017. His starting quarterback, Tom Brady, is currently suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season. Brady is appealing...
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Report: Robert Kraft, Mayor Walsh Discussing Revs Stadium In Boston

Even if Boston doesn’t host the 2024 Olympics, it’s possible a new sports venue could be coming to town. New England Revolution owner Robert Kraft and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh have met “several times” to discuss building a new stadium for the Revs in Boston, The Boston Globe reported Friday. It appears a proposal is on the table, too. A source told...
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Watch: Robert Kraft Signs Autographs While out on Date with his Young Girlfriend

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was caught out in West Hollywood on a date with his 34-year-old girlfriend, ex-model Ricki Noel Lander, when reporters approached him loaded with questions. Kraft was plenty happy to sign a bunch of autographs. However, he remained tight-lipped when questioned about everything from Deflategate to Aaron Hernandez. He did mumble some response...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Belichick suspected Tom Brady wasn't being honest with him

A Boston Herald sportswriter recently stated he heard the only reason Robert Kraft accepted the punishment levied against the New England Patriots by the NFL in the wake of the Deflategate scandal stems from the notion that Bill Belichick suspected Tom Brady wasn’t being totally honest with him. During an episode of “Sports Tonight,” CBS...Read More The post Report: Bill Belichick...
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Report: Kraft's decision could hurt Tom Brady's appeal

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft announced on Tuesday that he is going to accept the Deflategate penalties that have been levied against his team and not take legal action against the NFL. Now, many are left wondering what that means for Tom Brady’s suspension. Personally, I can’t escape the feeling that Kraft has worked...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft and the Patriots Yield to NFL’s Absolutist Mentality

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft could have fought his pal, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. As one of the most powerful owners, he could have stepped up and said no to the league’s unchecked power. Instead, Kraft stood up on a podium in San Francisco during the owners’ meeting on Tuesday and yielded any power he had to a league that continues to wield its influence over...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft: Patriots will not appeal Deflategate punishment

Speaking from the owners’ meeting in San Francisco on Tuesday, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft made his first public comments regarding the entire Deflategate scandal that has swept through the NFL world in recent weeks. After a long-winded start to the press conference, Kraft indicated that the Patriots will not continue to fight the penalties that the NFL has levied...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Roger Goodell and Robert Kraft hug it out?

The NFL and the New England Patriots could be searching for a way to put the entire Deflategate scandal behind them. More specifically, Roger Goodell and Patriots owner Robert Kraft may have called a truce. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Kraft and Goodell both attended CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus’ 60th birthday party over the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pats, NFL trying to resolve Deflategate differences

The Patriots and the NFL are attempting to “resolve their differences” through “back-channel conversations,” sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Monday. The NFL Spring Meeting takes place this week in San Francisco, and both commissioner Roger Goodell and Patriots owner Robert Kraft will be in attendance. The Patriots were docked a first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft’s relationship with Goodell ‘pretty much dead’

Roger Goodell may have had a closer relationship with Robert Kraft than he did with any other NFL team owner, and then Deflategate happened. Goodell dropped the hammer on Brady and the New England Patriots on Monday, and he likely lost a friend in the process. One NFL owner reportedly told Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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