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Will Tom Brady, NFLPA prevail in court? Legal experts say it’s a long shot

Friday, July 31, 2015

The NFL and the players’ union have become so accustomed to facing one another in court that a single lawsuit wasn’t enough for them in the Tom Brady case. Instead, the league and union filed dueling lawsuits in federal courts in New York and Minnesota over Brady’s four-game “Deflategate” suspension, which was upheld Tuesday by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he heard the appeal of the four-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback …

Patriots open camp, try to ignore ‘Deflategate’ noise

Friday, July 31, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Fans drove to Gillette Stadium past a booth selling “Free Tom Brady” T-shirts. Then, when they arrived for the New England Patriots’ first training camp practice on Thursday, they let the star quarterback know how they felt. Brady took the field to a boisterous cheer from the more than 10,000 …

Full text of Patriots owner Kraft’s statement about Brady

Thursday, July 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The full text of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s statement Wednesday after quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension was upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: In light of yesterday’s league ruling, I felt it was important to make a statement today, prior to the start of training camp. After this, I will not be talking about this matter until after …

Statement released by Tom Brady

Thursday, July 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Full text of the statement released Wednesday by Tom Brady: I am very disappointed by the NFL’s decision to uphold the 4 game suspension against me. I did nothing wrong, and no one in the …

Players who could make breakthroughs in 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

If you’re not sure where Le’Veon Bell and Justin Forsett came from to reach the top of the NFL rushing charts, this will be helpful. If you couldn’t identify Jerry Hughes or Tashaun Gipson before they burst through …

Patriots sign cornerback Tarell Brown

Thursday, July 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots signed free-agent cornerback Tarell Brown on Wednesday. Terms of the deal weren’t announced. The 30-year-old Brown spent last season with the Oakland Raiders after seven years with the San Francisco 49ers. Brown has made 61 starts in 114 career games with …

Brady fights on, files lawsuit to stop suspension

Thursday, July 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court on Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying “I was wrong to …

Winter Classic to bring Bruins, Canadiens to home of Pats

Thursday, July 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Winter Classic is coming to the home of the New England Patriots. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman joined officials from the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday to say the Original Six rivals would …

Brady’s future actions could lead to Patriots limbo

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

This isn’t over. Not by a long shot. Roger Goodell’s decision to uphold Tom Brady’s four-game suspension is not likely the end of the deflated footballs saga. Brady appears headed to court seeking to overturn the suspension, and …

Patriots fans defiant after ‘Deflategate’ ruling

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BOSTON – Patriots fans are steamed after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld Tom Brady’s four-game suspension Tuesday. In bars across downtown Boston, denizens of Patriots Nation expressed surprise and anger at the ruling while still holding out hope their beloved quarterback would be vindicated – either in the …

Hall of Fame limits Seau’s daughter’s comments to video

Friday, July 24, 2015

Junior Seau’s daughter will be commenting only on a video when her late father enters the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 8. Citing previous policies on posthumous inductions, the Hall is limiting Sydney Seau’s comments to a video presentation about the former linebacker who committed suicide …

As Brady awaits suspension ruling, his jersey is NFL’s top-seller

Friday, July 24, 2015

Tom Brady’s status for the start of the National Football League season remains in question. His popularity does not. Brady had the NFL’s top-selling merchandise in the financial quarter ended May 31, the NFL Players Association said Thursday in an emailed statement. It’s the first time in Brady’s …

Brady appeal deal unlikely as league source says support for 4-game ban is considerable

Friday, July 24, 2015

The chances that a negotiated settlement of Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game “DeflateGate” suspension will be completed between the NFL and the players’ union are viewed as small by some connected with the case, while there is …

remembering America’s heroes

Saturday, July 4, 2015

M any will remember the patriots who paved the way for America this Independence Day. …

Ex-Patriot Spikes pleads guilty, gets probation in hit-and-run

Thursday, July 2, 2015

WRENTHAM, Mass. – Former New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes pleaded guilty and will serve a year of probation in a hit-and-run crash that injured three people. Spikes appeared Wednesday in Wrentham District Court, where he admitted to negligent operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of …