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New England Patriots: Analyzing Roger Goodell’s Vendetta

Thought “deflategate” was over? Think again. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell throws the latest punch in the 12-round bout that is Tom Brady vs. The NFL. On Friday, May 22, Roger Goodell formally announced that he would not rescue himself from the NFLPA’s appeal of Tom Brady’s four game suspension for his involvement in the allegations carried over from the past year’s AFC...
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Report: NFL Denies Union’s Motion for Roger Goodell to Recuse Himself from Tom Brady Appeal

In the least surprising news of the entire Deflategate scandal, it is being reported that the NFL denied the National Football League Players Association’s request for Roger Goodell to recuse himself from Tom Brady’s appeal. NFL rejected NFLPA Motion that Roger recuse himself from appeal, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 22, 2015 Goodell appointed himself...
Via Sportsnaut
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Report: Goodell will not recuse himself from Brady appeal

Roger Goodell wants to be the judge, jury and executioner in Tom Brady’s suspension appeal. The NFL rejected the NFL Players Association’s request that Goodell recuse himself as arbitrator in Brady’s appeal, CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported Friday. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said Friday on ESPN that the union would “increase the volume” of their request...
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NFLPA exec: Wells Report delivered what the NFL wanted

Roger Goodell has had time to review the NFL Players Association’s request he recuse himself from being arbitrator in Tom Brady’s appeal. The NFL commissioner hasn’t responded yet, however, according to NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith. Smith said on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” on Friday the NFLPA will “increase the volume” of their request if the NFL doesn’t...
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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...
Via Sportsnaut
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Report: Bill Belichick, Robert Kraft never believed Tom Brady with Deflategate

One of the most surprising aspects of the Deflategate saga has been how little pressure New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has been under. Belichick, who was ultimately responsible for Spygate in 2007, was completely exonerated in the Ted Wells report. By all indications, Belichick didn’t know that something illegal was (allegedly) going on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Patriots: Why the Wells Report In Context Was Written for Tom Brady

New England Patriots fans are still steamed that Robert Kraft accepted the penalties levied against his team. 
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Aaron Hernandez adjusting well to prison life

Former NFL tight end turned full-on thug gang member Aaron Hernandez is making the most of the life sentence handed down to him just over a month ago. He’s doing all the right things (or wrong things in the eyes of the authorities) to establish himself as the gangster he is to his fellow inmates. First, we have Aaron’s first prison fight, or beat down to describe it more accurately...
Via Low Brow Sports
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Guy behind NFL's social media trolling of Pats is a Jets fan?

There are conspiracy theories and then there are conspiracy theories. One floated by CBS Boston writer Michael Hurley — while done in a relatively tongue-in-cheek manner (and well-researched) — posits that the individual behind the supposed trolling of the New England Patriots by NFL social media accounts of late just might be a New York...Read More The post Boston writer: Guy...
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New England Patriots sign MLB Brandon Spikes

I guess it’s back to slavery for Brandon Spikes. Spikes famously referred to his time in New England, to start his career from 2010-2013, as “4 years a slave” on Twitter after signing with division rival Buffalo last off-season, showing something in between a lame joke and a lack of self-awareness in the process. Spikes has reportedly rubbed coaches the wrong way throughout...
Via The Football Fan Spot
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Aaron Hernandez’s “Lifetime Loyalty” Neck Tattoo Is New-Level Twisted

Aaron Hernandez was back in court Thursday a month after his conviction in the murder of Odin Lloyd, and he was sporting a new neck tattoo
Via Gamedayr
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Aaron Hernandez Back in Court, Has Fitting New Tattoo

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was back in court on Thursday stemming from charges that he intimidated a witness in an upcoming double-murder case. That’s not really the story here. Hernandez, who was just recently found guilty in the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, decided that he was going to ink up his neck in preparation for all these appearances. The convicted...
Via Sportsnaut
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Aaron Hernandez got a new neck tattoo in prison

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has added at least one tattoo to his collection while behind bars. Hernandez was in court on Thursday to be indicted on a witness intimidation charge stemming from an incident where he allegedly shot former friend Alexander Bradley in the face. Those who were watching the live...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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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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Patriots plan to put heavy pressure on opposing QBs

The New England Patriots signed defensive end Jabaal Sheard in 2015 free agency and then the team went into the draft with front seven intentions drafting Malcolm Brown, Geneo Grissom and Trey Flowers to help bolster the club's pass rush. The departure of the team's top three cornerbacks (Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, and Kyle Arrington) have many thinking Bill Belichick will...
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Tom Bradby: I’m no cheater, leave me alone

An unwitting bystander has been cast into the Deflategate fire by many non-spell-checking fans angry at New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The man, British journalist Tom Bradby, who is a political editor for ITV in the United Kingdom, found himself showing up in a lot of hashtags of late. Here’s a sampling of those bloody Americans’ awful tweets (Twitter handles are...
Via Low Brow Sports
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Thursday web roundup: New England Patriots

Goodell: Kraft decision won't affect Tom Brady appeal ► SAN FRANCISCO -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's decision to accept the league's punishment will not affect ... Why Robert Kraft Had to Give Up ► New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft announced that the team would not seek to appeal the penalties handed down by the NFL...
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Darrelle Revis: Patriots have a history of cheating

Darrelle Revis did not say anything too inflammatory when asked about the penalties given to his former team/teammates for Deflategate, but he did say that the penalties were deserved based on the New England Patriots’ history of cheating. “New England’s been doing stuff in the past and getting in trouble,” Revis told the New York...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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The Rock: Deflategate shouldn't matter

  Everyone from Milan Lucic to Barack Obama has offered their opinion on Deflategate. So it was only a matter of time before The Rock weighed in.   Dwayne Johnson doesn’t have any connections to the NFL, but he did play defensive line at the University of Miami before going on to WWE superstardom. So when the football player-turned-wrestler-turned-actor sat down for...
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Despite 'Deflategate' Tom Brady lands at No. 2 on list for top NFL quarterbacks

New England Patriots quarterback has been going through it with the 'Deflate-Gate' saga that has been hanging over his head; however, it's hard to dismantle his greatness. According to Elliot Harrison of, forget all the recent media mess and trust that Tom Terrific is still very much alive. Brady was thought of being on the downside of his career after a slow start in 2014...
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Patriots’ Acceptance Of Punishment Still Betrays Sense Of Entitlement

Following reports of “back-channel” discussions between the league office and the New England Patriots, including a documented face-to-face meeting between Commissioner Roger Goodell and team owner Robert Kraft, the organization announced yesterday at the league’s Spring meetings that it would not appeal the NFL’s decision relating to the Deflategate scandal. Earlier in the...
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NFL passes rule turning XP into a 33 yard attempt

The NFL has followed up their Deflate Gate punishment of the New England Patriots by trying to put some pizzazz into extra point attempts. The NFL announced the extra point will now be kicked from the 15-yard line with two-point conversions remaining at the 2-yard line. The new rule also gives the defense the ability to score two points on returns. According to the rule change,...
Via This Given Sunday
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Report: Steelers Claim QB/WR Devin Gardner Off Waivers From Patriots

Not finished tweaking their 90 man roster just yet, the Pittsburgh Steelers have added QB/WR Devin Gardner off waivers, per ESPN’s Field Yates. Gardner, who played at Michigan, was originally a UDFA pickup by the New England Patriots. He was waived on Monday. The Steelers showed interest in him prior to the draft, bringing him in […] Report: Steelers Claim QB/WR Devin Gardner...
Via Steelers Depot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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