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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...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kraft introduces top draft pick, stays mum on Deflategate

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Robert Kraft made his first public remarks in eight days, but said nothing about the Patriots deflated footballs scandal. The club owner spoke for 80 seconds Wednesday at a ceremony to introduce the team's first-round draft choice. He and team president Jonathan Kraft stood on a platform on either side of defensive tackle Malcom Brown from Texas in the middle...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft Hopes To One Day Induct Malcom Brown Into Patriots Hall Of Fame

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots were back to business as usual Wednesday, when they introduced 2015 first-round draft pick Malcom Brown. The annual presentation of the No. 1 jersey was pushed back this season because of Deflategate. With organized team activities ongoing and minicamp and the horizon, however, it’s back to football, not footballs, for the Patriots....
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady May Be Losing Benefit Of The Doubt With Patriots

Ever since New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft announced earlier in the week that he would not seek to appeal the punishment handed down to his organization by the league over the Deflategate scandal, there seems to be a growing sense of a sort of schism between the front office and quarterback Tom Brady—at least […] Tom Brady May Be Losing Benefit Of The Doubt With Patriots...
Via Steelers Depot
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Kraft - Craftier Than Percieved

Robert Kraft is a patient man.In fact, Robert Kraft is many things: a business magnate, philanthropist, owner of two north American sports franchises, has many honorary degrees in addition to his Masters degree in Business Administration from Harvard University, and has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.Most of all, however, he is a fan.A fan of humanity...
Via Foxborough Free Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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. 
Via CLNS Radio
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Burying Frank Clark Story Under Deflategate Reeks of Hypocrisy

Tom Brady, Robert Kraft, the New England Patriots and Deflategate have taken over the airwaves, leaving the Frank Clark saga unattended. NFL fans and media alike have become infatuated with the story of deflated footballs, leaving a tale of far greater concern sitting on the sideline. Everybody who is anybody is making headlines these days giving the masses their own personal take...
Via Sportsnaut
11 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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

How Should Patriot Fans Feel About Robert Kraft?

After Robert Kraft’s press conference on Tuesday afternoon at the NFL spring owners meetings in San Francisco, in which he announced that he would not appeal the league's punishment towards his team, Patriots fans became very irate toward Kraft. Patriots Nation felt that their leader had, “let down his sword.”It was very easy to tell that Robert Kraft was in a great deal of...
Via Pro Football Spot
11 days ago  |  Discuss

If Tom Brady turns over cell phone, does suspension change?

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made it clear on Wednesday that he is unlikely to grant the NFL Players Association’s request of recusing himself from the Tom Brady appeal. Could that wind up being a good thing for Brady? Brady, who is appealing a four-game suspension, has maintained that he did nothing wrong in relation to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Fans, Cut Mr. Kraft Some Slack!

On Tuesday afternoon, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, held a press conference at the NFL owners meetings, where he essentially put down his weapon (the Wells Report in Context) and put the white flag up to the NFL and its other 31 football clubs.
Via CLNS Radio
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell: Robert Kraft Made Decision To Accept NFL’s Discipline

SAN FRANCISCO — There was no quid pro quo in place when Robert Kraft announced he is accepting the NFL’s Deflategate discipline Tuesday, according to commissioner Roger Goodell. Goodell said Wednesday as the NFL Spring Meeting was wrapping up Kraft’s decision to move on from Deflategate will have no bearing on quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension appeal. Goodell...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kraft Declines Appeal, How Will This Affect Brady?

Patriots owner Robert Kraft scheduled a press conference yesterday, where he ended up stating that the Patriots organization would not appeal the punishment handed down by the NFL of the $1 Million fine and loss of a first round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and loss of a fourth…
Via CLNS Radio
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Decision To Not Fight NFL Could Hurt Tom Brady’s Appeal

According to Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report, Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s decision to not appeal the fines and penalties handed down by the NFL for DeflateGate essentially undermines QB Tom Brady‘s appeal of his four-game suspension. Cole mentions that Brady still plans to fight his suspension, which could ultimately end up in court. However, ... The post Patriots Decision...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: Deflategate Far From Over As Patriots Accept Punishment

Deflategate is over! Or is it? Now that Robert Kraft and the New England Patriots have accepted the NFL’s punishment, plenty of questions remain regarding the content of the Wells Report. Tom Brady’s appeal remains unresolved, and the spoils of the team’s punishment — a $1 million fine and the loss of two draft picks — could impact the Patriots’ long-term plans. NESN...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Steelers Depot
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft’s decision and its potential impact on Tom Brady’s suspension

Robert Kraft's decision and its potential impact on Tom Brady's suspension
Via Philly Sports Live
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pats owner Kraft tries to let the air out of 'Deflategate'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Robert Kraft isn't challenging punishments handed to his Patriots in the deflated footballs scandal. The players' union is ramping up the intensity in its appeal of New England quarterback Tom Brady's penalties. So what else is left for the owners to consider in ''Deflategate?'' Well, how the footballs are handled and secured before games certainly is one topic...
Via AP on Fox
13 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...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Deflategate: the real reason Robert Kraft backed down

Friendship is alive and well on Park Avenue at the NFL offices. In case you missed it earlier today, the announcement came out that the Patriots will not contest the penalties levied by the league in the “Deflategate” case. Robert Kraft and Roger Goodell were seen meeting for quite some time, per reports earlier today. Robert Kraft spoke to the media after making his decision...
Via EndZoneScore
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Vote: What’s Your Take On Robert Kraft Accepting NFL’s Deflategate Punishment?

In a somewhat surprising move, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft announced he would accept the punishment given to his team by the NFL for its role in Deflategate. He made the announcement Tuesday at the owners’ meetings in San Francisco. The league fined the Patriots $1 million in addition to taking away a 2016 first-round pick and a 2017 fourth-round pick based on the Wells...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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