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Loyal Patriots fan has the final word

WCVB:An Auburn woman who died this week declared Tom Brady's innocence in the Deflategate scandal in her obituary.Patricia M. Shong, 72, of Auburn died May 18 at the Life Care Center of Auburn surrounded by her family. Shong, a Brooklyn native, asked her family to use her obituary to "set the record straight" regarding the New England Patriots star quarterback.The obituary reads...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Willie McGinest elected to Patriots Hall of Fame

Three-time Super Bowl champion Willie McGinest has been elected to the Patriots Hall of Fame. McGinest becomes the 24th member of the team's Hall of Fame and will be honored at a ceremony along with Houston Antwine over the summer.McGinest played 12 seasons in New England and compiled 78 sacks. He was drafted by New England in 1994 and finished his career with the Cleveland Browns...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots take support for Tom Brady to new level with rally

Angela RowlingsPatriots fans are a hardcore bunch. On Sunday, 250 fans got together at Gillette Stadium to hold a "Free Tom Brady" rally. In one case, a couple postponed their honeymoon to be at the rally.Per the Boston Herald:Newlyweds Paul and Kellie Goodrow of Watertown, married May 9, have put their honeymoon cruise to Bermuda on hold until the four-time Super Bowl champ’s...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Dane Fletcher returns to Patriots on 1-year deal

Former Patriots linebacker Dane Fletcher is re-joining the team on a one-year deal. Fletcher spent last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is present for OTAs, which begin today. Fletcher was drafted by the Patriots in 2010 and was primarily a special teams player.  Follow me on Twitter - @JesseGaunce For more of my articles, click here. 
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft tells Larry King he hopes he helped Tom Brady

Ever since Patriots owner Robert Kraft announced he would not appeal the penalties Roger Goodell handed to the organization as part of  the Deflategate scandal, he has not changed his stance.When Kraft did this, it was widely speculated that he was doing it in hopes that the commissioner would cut Tom Brady's four-game suspension entirely. That speculation had been refuted by a...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Kelly is very tough on Tom Brady

Austin Knoblauch, Boston Herald:Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is the latest pundit to give his take on Tom Brady and the Deflategate saga.Appearing on CBS Sports Network, the former Buffalo Bills play-caller said Brady had to have known New England Patriots team staff were manipulating footballs."Oh, there's no doubt," Kelly said. "There's no way that an equipment manager in...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell hints at possibly reducing Tom Brady's suspension

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is still slated to hear Tom Brady's appeal. At this point, it looks like nothing will stop that from happening. Brady was suspended primarily for his failure to fully cooperate with the investigation.However, it seems as if Goodell might be willing to reduce Brady's suspension if the quarterback provides the commissioner with some new information or...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Ron Borges says Bill Belichick never believed Tom Brady

CSNNE:The Deflategate controversy took an interesting turn on Tuesday when Robert Kraft threw in the towel instead of challenging the NFL like many thought he would.On Sports Tonight, Michael Felger suggested Kraft did an about-face with his argument because he and coach Bill Belichick were starting to believe that Brady wasn't being completely transparent with what he told them...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Revis throwing shade at Patriots over deflate gate

Darrelle Revis back to being a Jet. And I don't just mean he is back playing for the team. No I mean he is fully embracing what it means to be a Jet, which is saying dumb stuff.In 2012, before he became a Patriot, he was on ESPN with future teammate Rob Gronkowski during which he called Bill Belichick a jerk. Of course the two buried the hatchet and went on to win the Super Bowl...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Aaron Hernandez continues to put up a good fight

Chris Yuscavage, Complex:Aaron Hernandez is still finding news ways to get himself into trouble.According to CNN, Hernandez was reprimanded by officials at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Massachusetts on Monday after he was involved in a gang-related fight. Hernandez didn't actually throw any punches or get into a physical altercation. But he did allegedly serve as a...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Troy Brown ok with Kraft giving up the fight, Kraft adhering to Patriot Way

After Robert Kraft laid down his arms yesterday in his fight against the NFL, there were a range of emotions. From anger and betrayal to shock and surprise. While some people even understood the move. Former Patriots wide receiver Troy Brown fit into that category.profootballtalkI didn’t anticipate him giving up the fight on that one,” longtime Pats wide receiver Troy Brown told...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Peter King: NFL's new PAT rule may not last too long

The NFL passed a new rule which moves the extra point attempt back from the 2-yard line to the 15-yard line, making it a little more difficult to convert on those opportunities than before. The two-point conversion will still take place at the 2-yard line. The motion was proposed by the Patriots. It's an interesting rule and could add a little extra excitement to close games. However...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

NFLPA asks Roger Goodell to step down as arbitrator for Tom Brady's appeal

The NFL Players Association has issued a statement that asks Roger Goodell to remove himself as the arbitrator for Tom Brady's appeal.  The full statement is as follows:Today, the players filed a motion in Federal Court in the Adrian Peterson matter because the Commissioner and NFL have deliberately ignored both the Court's decision from eleven weeks ago and our repeated requests...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft speaks, seeks to end the DeflateGate saga

Robert Kraft was emotional and shaky at the podium this afternoon. His team has been mired in controversy, one that's dragged on for months about the debate over a few PSIs worth of air pressure.In San Francisco for the NFL Owner's meetings, Kraft gave a brief pre-written speech and refused to take questions.He acknowledged the toll that the Deflategate controversy has taken on him...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots suspended Jastremski, McNally at request of NFL

Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk:On the surface, the news from Adam Schefter of ESPN that the Patriots suspended John Jastremski and Jim McNally because the NFL requested the discipline makes plenty of sense. At a deeper level, the timing is curious — and it possibly becomes the first tangible evidence that winter is ending.With the Patriots previously tight lipped on the topic of...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Kraft tells SI he may take the NFL to court over ‘Deflategate’

For the first time since the NFL napalmed Gillette Stadium following their investigation into ‘Deflategate,’ Patriots owner Robert Kraft has finally broken his silence. Speaking to Peter King of SportsIllustrated, Kraft expressed his personal disdain and scorn towards the NFL over their handling and subsequent punishments levied against his franchise, and more specifically...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio says Patriots' DeflateGate punishment an 'overraction'

ESPN:Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio is not a fan of the discipline handed down against the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady in the Deflategate scandal, likening it to the heavy sanctions received by his alma mater, Southern California, in the NCAA's Reggie Bush investigation."I think there are some similarities in terms of an overreaction, from my standpoint,''...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots sign old friend Brandon Spikes to 1-year deal

It looks as if the Patriots and Brandon Spikes have mended fences, as the team signed the hard-hitting linebacker to a one-year deal. Adam Schefter and Field Yates of ESPN were the first to report the news. Patriots have signed free agent linebacker Brandon Spikes to a one-year deal, per @FieldYates and me. #markman50 — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 18, 2015The Patriots have...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Kraft: Brady has never lied to me

Sports IllustratedTom Brady, Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft have been together for 16 years, which is almost half of Brady's life. Both Kraft and Belichick asked Brady if he knew anything about the deflated footballs and Brady told them both that he didn't. Kraft went public on Monday and said that he believed his star quarterback. According to Yahoo Sports:Kraft had much to say...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady has a real friend in Brett Favre

Chris Price, WEEI:Brett Favre sounds like he’s backing Tom Brady.The former Packers quarterback said he understands the NFL’s view of Deflategate and why it had to take a stand against even the “insinuation of cheating.” But said that he doesn’t believe that Brady was stretching the rules.“I don’t think by any stretch, in my opinion, that Tom was cheating.”Once again...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

NFLPA letter to Troy Vincent states he is unfit to dole out punishment

With the battle lines clearly drawn between the league and the Patriots, more shots have been fired. This time its coming from the NFLPA.In a letter to Troy Vincent, who was the one who decided on the punishment for Tom Brady, the NFLPA points out that it states clearly in the language of the CBA that commissioner Roger Goodell is the only one who has authority to take disciplinary...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Cliffnotes: 11 convincing arguments from the Patriots rebuttal + 5 not so convincing

Well, I did it. I read the Patriots' entire rebuttal to the Ted Wells' Deflategate report.The Patriots lawyers bring up some very good points - many of which have already been highlighted by the media since the report's release. If you want to read the entire 20,000+ word document, go right ahead. It's right here.If you don't, I've taken the liberty of highlighting the key points...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

NFLPA files appeal on behalf of Tom Brady

Tom Brady had until midnight tonight to file an appeal with the league. He didn't wait until the two minute warning though as the NFLPA has already filed his appeal.WEEIThe NFLPA has filed an appeal of the four-game suspension of Tom Brady handed down by Troy Vincent.Given the NFL’s history of inconsistency and arbitrary decisions in disciplinary matters, it is only fair that a...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots issue rebuttal to Wells report

Earlier today, the New England Patriots issued a rebuttal to Ted Wells' report, pointing out what the organization saw as flaws the Wells report. Some of the highlights include giving their own take on the measurements taken by referee Walt Anderson and the text messages exchanged Mr. Mcnally and Mr. Jastramski. Here is a summary of the report, per the Boston Globe:“The conclusions...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Dolphins' QB A.J. Feeley airs out Tom Brady

Chis Mason, Boston Heralda:According to former Miami Dolphins quarterback A.J. Feeley, Deflategate is not the first time the Patriots have altered footballs to gain a competitive advantage.On a Philadelphia radio station, Feeley told a story from his 2004 season with the Dolphins in which he alleged to have seen the Pats illegally sneak practice balls into a game to aid quarterback...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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