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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 …

Excusing Brady, evaluating league protocol the only fair option for Goodell

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Roger Goodell can restore a sense of loftiness to the NFL commissioner’s office with a simple expedited decision. He should lift the suspension on Tom Brady this week, and turn his disciplinary eye on the vague, sloppily enforced …

NFLPA goes after Patriots for punishing Butler over missed workout

Friday, June 26, 2015

NEW YORK – The NFL Players Association complained to the league about whether the Patriots improperly disciplined cornerback Malcolm Butler during voluntary workouts. NFLPA spokesman George Atallah said Thursday that the union has a responsibility to pursue all violations of the collective bargaining agreement consistently. The Patriots are …

Brady waiting for Goodell decision after 10-hour hearing

Thursday, June 25, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – It’s back to the waiting game for Tom Brady. After making his case in a 10-hour hearing, Brady’s fate is in the hands of Roger Goodell. Just when the NFL commissioner will announce his decision …

Brady appeal hearing ends after more than 10 hours

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

NEW YORK – After a 10-hour hearing, Tom Brady now must wait to find out if his appeal of a four-game suspension carried any weight with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Brady was suspended by the league for his …

As Brady’s appeal gets under way, quarterback’s legacy gets mixed reviews

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady grew from a sixth-round draft choice into one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. Off the field, he’s a celebrity with a supermodel wife and lucrative marketing deals. All that has made …

Patriots sign top draft pick, DL Malcom Brown of Texas

Saturday, June 20, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots signed their first-round draft pick, defensive lineman Malcom Brown from Texas. The Patriots chose Brown with the 32nd pick after his three-year college career in which he had 8½ sacks, two fumble recoveries and 165 tackles in 39 games, 26 of …

Pats defenders line up to replace departing Wilfork

Thursday, June 18, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – For a day, at least, Vince Wilfork was with the Patriots again, to collect a Super Bowl ring at the home of team owner Robert Kraft. His presence at the celebration served as an immediate reminder that the leader won’t be in Foxborough this coming …

Flynn focusing on his status, rather than Brady’s, while adjusting to Patriots’ offense

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Matt Flynn is back at the stadium where he made his first NFL start. He’s not focusing on making another in place of Tom Brady. Flynn practiced with the New England Patriots on the first …

Ex-Patriots linebacker Spikes cited in hit-and-run that injured three

Saturday, June 13, 2015

BOSTON – Former New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes was cited by the state police yesterday for rear-ending another vehicle on a Massachusetts highway then leaving the scene. Spikes, 27, is accused of leaving the scene of an …

Sources: Patriots add backup QB Matt Flynn

Friday, June 12, 2015

With Tom Brady possibly suspended for the first four games on the 2015 season, the New England Patriots added to their quarterback depth yesterday, signing eight-year veteran Matt Flynn, according to ESPN. Flynn has started seven games in a career that includes stops in Green Bay (2008-11; ’13-14), …

Patriots release Spikes after car found abandoned in highway

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots released linebacker Brandon Spikes yesterday as authorities investigated whether his Mercedes was involved in an accident after the car was found abandoned in a highway median near where three people were …

Patriots release Spikes after his car found abandoned

Monday, June 8, 2015

The New England Patriots released linebacker Brandon Spikes on Monday as authorities investigated whether his Mercedes was involved in an accident after the car was found abandoned in a highway median near where three people were hurt in …