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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…


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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….



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Tom Brady Can’t Blame Steelers Players For Appeal Process

Following a seemingly endless barrage of attacks targeting Ted Wells and his investigation, and thus indirectly against the league itself and Commissioner Roger Goodell, who employed Wells to carry out the investigation, one can’t help but wonder if that has already come back to bite the New England Patriots. Recently,…


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Patriots Info Dump Might Indicate Sense Of Lack Of Legal Recourse

It seems that virtually everybody has offered his or take in response to the publication of The Wells Report in Context Thursday, written by Daniel Goldberg, an attorney for the New England Patriots, but perhaps the most interesting that I read yesterday was that of former Cleveland Browns general manager Joe…



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Team Suspensions Of Deflategate Accused In Conflict With Patriot’s Defense

In the wake of the New England Patriots’ persistent stream of defiance in the face of the NFL’s disciplinary decisions regarding the organization’s culpability in the events referred to as ‘Deflategate’, there is one strikingly interesting fact that is not getting as much attention as it should. In spite of…


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A Patriot’s Tale: The Story Of Jim McNally

While former New England Patriots officials locker room assistant Jim McNally may be best known for his service in that capacity during the latter part of his tenure as a part-time employee of The Kraft Group, owned by team president Robert Kraft, the now suspended 48-year old has had a…


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Patriots’ Defiance, Dismissiveness Doing No Favors For Public Reputation

If there is one thing that can be said about the manner in which the New England Patriots have handled the process through which the league investigated accusations of the team deflating footballs, through the release of the findings of said investigation to the recent announcement of the disciplinary actions…


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Discipline For Patriots Should Not End With Tom Brady Suspension

A report surfaced yesterday from Gary Myers of the New York Daily News that the league does indeed intend to issue a suspension of some duration for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in his role—and his lack of cooperation with—find findings of the Ted Wells investigation into his team…


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NFL Set Precedent For Punishment Earlier This Offseason

Yesterday, the Ted Wells report was finally delivered to the league office, which investigated the extent to which the New England Patriots were involved with and in knowledge of the deflation of footballs used by the team’s offense and quarterback Tom Brady. As it turns out, that certainly appears to…


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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell – Super Bowl XLIX News Conference Transcript

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell held his annual state of the league press conference Friday afternoon and as usual there were several hard questions asked during it. Goodell was not only asked about Deflategate but his relationship with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft in addition. At one point Goodell was…


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NFL Rolls Out New Thursday Night Football Package

Beginning with this upcoming season, the NFL schedule will now feature a Thursday Night game on a weekly basis, with 16 games in total. More specifically, there will be 14 games on Thursday, with two Thursday Night Football games taking place on Saturday late in the season. In addition to…



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Steelers Only Team That Voted To Keep The Tuck Rule

The NFL owners voted Wednesday to eliminate the Tuck Rule at their meetings in Arizona. With that rule now eliminated, quarterbacks who lose control of the ball while trying to pump fake and bring it back into their chest will be deemed to have fumbled. This change of course won\’t…