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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady arrives at Federal court, in New York,  Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Even as negotiations aimed at settling "Deflategate" drag on, lawyers are seeking every legal advantage in a quest to win over a federal judge. Repeating arguments they made at a hearing last week, lawyers are sending Judge Richard Berman letters reminding him of their legal positions. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

No settlement: Goodell, Brady await ‘Deflategate’ ruling

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NEW YORK – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute over deflated footballs with a ruling in a day or two. Everyone involved “tried quite hard” to reach a deal in the controversy that has …

Mocked artist gets nod of approval from Pats QB Tom Brady

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NEW YORK – A courtroom artist who some internet critics said made New England quarterback Tom Brady look like an aging cartoon villain has gotten a wave and a “thank you” from the superstar. Jane Rosenberg returned to Manhattan federal court Monday, several weeks after her drawing at Brady’s first “Deflategate” hearing became …

Brady throws 2 INTs, 1 TD as Patriots beat Panthers, 17-16

Saturday, August 29, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – At least for one series Tom Brady looked like Tom Brady again. The four-time Super Bowl champion overcame two early interceptions to lead his first touchdown drive of the preseason as the New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers, 17-16, on Friday night. New England’s first six possessions included four …

By misleading public on Brady, Goodell proves himself untrustworthy

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Last week, I relied on the word of Roger Goodell. I won’t make that mistake again. When the NFL commissioner issued his 20-page decision to uphold Tom Brady’s suspension, I was asked to whip up some thoughts that …

Gronk happy to have contract settled, ready to play ball

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rob Gronkowski was asked if he dances his way to the bank with a $4 million New England Patriots’ check in his pocket. “I guess so,” the smiling tight end said Tuesday, talking about his …

Brady testimony in NFL ‘Deflategate’ released

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

NEW YORK – Tom Brady denied under oath to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that he tampered with footballs before the AFC title game, and investigator Ted Wells said in a transcript that he never warned the New England …

Off-field troubles continue to plague NFL after miserable 2014

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Shattered cellphones. Fireworks accidents. Failed drug tests. The NFL’s endless aggravation raged through an offseason marked by more crime and punishment, rules violations by owners, and the never-ending “Deflategate” saga. The latest black eye came from Pro Bowl …

Letter: Way to go, Goodell

Monday, August 3, 2015

I am sooooo relieved that Roger Goodell and the NFL made the right decision to uphold New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s suspension. If it looks like a duck, smells like a duck and acts like a duck, it’s probably duck. Cheating their way through their last two …

Fired-up Brady talks trash, celebrates at Patriots camp

Sunday, August 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady trash-talked to Super Bowl star Malcolm Butler. He celebrated a second-team touchdown on a goal-line drill by raising his arms and hollering. Sure, Brady’s impending four-game suspension and upcoming court case continue to …

Mum Brady sharp in Patriots’ first padded practice

Sunday, August 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Two things were certain Saturday when the New England Patriots put on pads for the first time at training camp: The home fans sure do love Tom Brady, and the quarterback’s suspension and court case …

Patriots circle wagons in camp and focus on football

Saturday, August 1, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots say they have more to worry about during training camp than the status of their star quarterback’s lawsuit against the NFL and the team’s image around the league. The defending Super …

Judge orders Goodell, Brady appear in court Aug. 12, 19

Saturday, August 1, 2015

NEW YORK – The federal judge handling Tom Brady’s attempt to overturn his four-game suspension ordered the New England quarterback and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to appear in court twice in mid-August. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman told the sides Friday he had scheduled conferences Aug. 12 …

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 …

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 …

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 …