Yes, teams are jealous of the Patriots. But the Patriots deserved scrutiny

New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft echoed the talking point of the most abrasive fans of his team this week when he attributed “envy and jealousy” as motivating forces behind the NFL’s investigation into whether the Pats illegally deflated footballs two years ago during the playoffs.Now that the Pats have won two Super Bowls since the investigation began, it’s fair to say...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft thinks Deflategate investigation was based on “envy and jealousy”

Deflategate will truly never ever go away because people keep bringing it up over and over again. Surprisingly enough, the person who brought it up most recently and forced it into the headlines is New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Kraft spoke about Deflategate and other football (and non-football) issues during an interview this week during Bloomberg Breakaway in New York...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Kraft on Deflategate sanctions: ‘Envy and jealousy are incurable diseases’

The New England Patriots have maintained all along that no one in their organization intentionally deflated footballs before or during the AFC Championship Game in 2015, and Robert Kraft is sticking to that story.Kraft, who has made it clear on several occasions that he believes Tom Brady and the team were unfairly penalized, discussed the Deflategate sanctions while attending a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft talks about relationship with President Trump

There has been a whole big ado about New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and his relationship with President Donald Trump. It started when Trump was the Republican nominee for president this past fall and continued over to New England visiting the new president at the White House to celebrate its most recent championship.For the most part, Kraft and quarterback Tom Brady have...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft reunites Tom Brady with his stolen jerseys

Tom Brady’s two stolen Super Bowl jerseys finally have been returned to their rightful owner.The New England Patriots on Monday tweeted a video of team owner Robert Kraft returning Brady’s Super Bowl XLIX and LI jerseys to the quarterback. The jerseys, which went missing after each of the Patriots’ last two Super Bowl championships, were recovered last month in Mexico, with...
April 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft Believes NFL Team Could Relocate To London In Five To Seven Years

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft isn’t just thinking about his team and whether they’ll retain restricted free-agent cornerback Malcolm Butler. He’s thinking globally, and that includes expanding to Europe with one or more teams. “First time we went (to London), I said that in the next decade, I think there should be a team here,” Kraft told The MMQB’s Albert Breer...
March 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell to attend first game in New England since Deflategate

Roger Goodell will finally face the music.The NFL commissioner said on Tuesday at the league’s annual meetings that he will attend the Thursday night opener hosted by the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots this fall.That’s a big deal because Goodell has avoided Foxboro since hammering the Patriots with the Deflategate scandal and penalties.Last season, Goodell chose to attend...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Kraft could envision an NFL team in London in five years

Now that the Oakland Raiders’ relocation plans to Las Vegas have been approved by the NFL, three teams have announced their intention to move in just over the past calendar year.This has led to some major questions about what city might be the next to get a football team. While there’s certainly been some focus on the United States, one international city keeps coming up.Could...
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March 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Kraft views Pats' Super Bowl LI championship as 'vindication'

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft appeared Tuesday on ESPN’s “First Take,” but avoided sparring with Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman and didn’t deliver any fiery hot takes. He did discuss the Patriots’ Super Bowl LI championship, however.Kraft, who’s attending the NFL Annual Meeting, avoided any specifics but seemed to allude to Deflategate when asked about winning...
March 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Kraft: Patriots do not intend to trade Malcolm Butler

The talk of star cornerback Malcolm Butler leaving the New England Patriots either via trade or by way of signing an offer sheet with another team has cooled in recent days, and it is starting to seem like the team plans to hang onto the star cornerback.At the NFL owners’ meetings on Monday, Patriots owner Robert Kraft praised Butler and said the team’s intention is not to trade...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 27, 2017  |  Discuss

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