7:41 PM EDT, Fri May 22, 2015
Denver Post 2 hours ago
Roger Goodell won't recuse himself from Tom Brady appeal about deflated footballs

Roger Goodell won't recuse himself from Tom Brady appeal about deflated footballs

People with knowledge of the decision say NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal.
Behind the Steel Curtain 1 hour ago

"Krafty" Roger Goodell will not recuse himself from Tom Brady appeal process

Earlier today Tom Brady's request for Goodell to recuse himself from the deflategate appeal was denied. Roger Goodell will be the arbiter of Tom Brady’s Deflategate appeal, as the NFL turned down the NFL Players Association request that Commissioner Roger Goodell recuse himself from the case. The...
Field Gulls 12 hours ago

Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Friday

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Patriots Gab 5 hours ago

Darrelle Revis is no longer a Patriot

Darrelle Revis took a one year vacation to winners row and won himself a Super Bowl ring with the Patriots that Brady and company help provide, and also cashed in during the 2015 NFL Free Agency in a big way to go home to losers row New York Jets. He’s back to his old ways, […]
Patriots Gab 6 hours ago

Robert Kraft won’t appeal the NFL’s ruling

Patriots owner Robert Kraft spoke at the NFL’s spring meeting in San Francisco on Tuesday and addressed “deflate gate” for the last time. He made the statement that he will not appeal the punishment handed down by the league against his team. The NFL fined the Patriots one million dollars and took away their first-round […]

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Boston Herald 12 hours ago

Jim Kelly on Deflategate: Tom Brady knew about deflated balls

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.
Boston Herald 19 hours ago
Darrelle Revis won’t be last to attack

Darrelle Revis won’t be last to attack

Reading the biting comments Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis made to the New York Daily News Wednesday regarding Tom Brady and his former team had to sting Patriots fans.Last season, they grew to love and appreciate Revis for all he provided the defense and Pats secondary in particular, and how instrumental he was in bringing the team a fourth championship.Naturally, they thought the feeling was mutual. They thought Revis, in turn, loved being a Patriot.
Boston Herald May 21, 2015
Roger Goodell responds to Tom Brady

Roger Goodell responds to Tom Brady

Highlights from Roger Goodell’s remarks yesterday at the conclusion of the NFL owners meetings:No deal with Kraft: Goodell sternly said “no” arrangement had been made to reduce Tom Brady’s four-game suspension in return for Robert Kraft dropping his fight against the Patriots’ discipline.
Boston Herald May 21, 2015
Patriots Notebook: Roger Goodell didn’t ask to suspend team workers

Patriots Notebook: Roger Goodell didn’t ask to suspend team workers

SAN FRANCISCO — One Deflategate question that’s gotten multiple answers in recent days is this: If the Patriots are innocent, why did they suspend officials locker room attendant Jim McNally and equipment assistant John Jastremski?Sports Illustrated’s Peter King asked Robert Kraft that question in a story that appeared Monday. The Patriots owner, who Tuesday reluctantly agreed to accept all the league sanctions imposed from the Wells investigation, refused to answer.
Boston Herald May 21, 2015
Roger Goodell challenges Brady to come to him

Roger Goodell challenges Brady to come to him

SAN FRANCISCO — Roger Goodell did his best not to make it sound as though there was some kind of back-room deal to free Tom Brady from his four-game league-imposed suspension.Instead, the NFL commissioner, speaking yesterday at the conclusion of the owners meetings, seemed more eager to take on the Patriots quarterback.Goodell seemed more pumped up about having one of the league’s most accomplished stars come to him personally and prove his innocence, even if the Wells Report didn’t exactly convict him of wrongdoing with respect to deflating footballs.
Boston Herald May 20, 2015
Tim Dahlberg: In the end, the NFL cartel is what matters most

Tim Dahlberg: In the end, the NFL cartel is what matters most

Tom Brady is on his own, cast off by an owner who figured out that being in the club that practically prints money is a lot more important than being loyal to one of his employees.Robert Kraft could have stood by his quarterback, and stood up for the integrity of his franchise. In the embrace of his fellow owners in San Francisco, though, he decided that being part of the multibillion-dollar cash machine was more important than taking that stand for both Brady and the New England fans who are outraged over the serious penalties for "Deflategate."

Goodell: Pats' action won't affect Brady appeal

Goodell: Pats' action won't affect Brady appeal

Munson: NFL, NFLPA guilty of detrimental conduct

Munson: NFL, NFLPA guilty of detrimental conduct
Boston Herald May 20, 2015
Ex-Pat Matt Light: Kraft struck deal to allow Tom Brady to dodge suspension

Ex-Pat Matt Light: Kraft struck deal to allow Tom Brady to dodge suspension

Former New England Patriots left tackle Matt Light said he thinks Pats owner Robert Kraft agreed to accept the NFL's Deflategate penalties as part of a behind-the-scenes deal with Commissioner Roger Goodell  aimed at allowing the team's star quarterback, Tom Brady, avoid a suspension.
Boston Herald May 20, 2015
Patriots owner Robert Kraft tries to let the air out of 'Deflategate'

Patriots owner Robert Kraft tries to let the air out of 'Deflategate'

SAN FRANCISCO — 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?"
Boston Herald May 20, 2015
Questions Robert Kraft should have answered

Questions Robert Kraft should have answered

Robert Kraft refused to take questions yesterday when he announced he would accept the NFL’s discipline. But here are 12 questions he still needs to answer: How much did talks with your fellow owners at these meetings convince you not to fight any more? You say you’re putting the good of the whole NFL ahead of your team’s interests here. But do you think you’re selling out your fans in favor of the NFL? Are there consequences from the NFL that you fear that are causing you to retreat? 
Boston Herald May 20, 2015

Tom Brady, union turn up pressure

Robert Kraft is giving in, but Tom Brady is not.The NFL Players Association said yesterday that the Patriots owner’s decision to accept the league’s Deflategate discipline will not impact its appeal of the four-game suspension handed down to Brady.In fact, the NFLPA doubled down on its efforts to oust Roger Goodell as the appeals officer in the Brady case when it issued a formal request for the commissioner to recuse himself just hours after Kraft spoke.
Boston Herald May 20, 2015
Ex-Patriots struggle with ‘giving up’

Ex-Patriots struggle with ‘giving up’

SAN FRANCISCO — Robert Kraft’s decision to drop the fight and not appeal the Deflategate punishments imposed on his team left some former Patriots a bit mystified.Troy Brown didn’t watch Kraft’s press conference yesterday, but when he heard what went down, the Patriots Hall of Fame receiver was surprised by the outcome.

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