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The Dispute Between Robert Kraft And Roger Goodell Just Got Sexy

As the Patriots and NFL clandestinely negotiate a mutual agreement to avoid legal war, Adam Schefter hints that owner Robert Kraft and commissioner Roger Goodell are now back on good terms. Schefter comes to this conclusion because a source told him that Kraft and Goodell hung out on a couch and hugged Saturday night. » 5/19/15 11:07am 5/19/15 11:07am

Report: NFL And Pats Participating In "Back-Channel Conversations"

The NFL and New England Patriots find themselves in a messy dispute that has the potential to irreparably damage the league. The NFL levied a harsh punishment upon Tom Brady and the Patriots based upon middling evidence, and are basically making up league rules on the fly. Meanwhile, Tom Brady’s appeal claims that his… » 5/19/15 12:25am 5/19/15 12:25am

Robert Kraft: The NFL Hasn't Been Fair To The Patriots

Patriots owner Robert Kraft has clammed up since his team was hit with significant discipline for its alleged ball-deflating ways, with the pushback against the NFL coming from third parties, on social media, and in a 20,000-word rebuttal/manifesto that would’ve made Ted Kaczynski proud. No longer: Kraft has finally… » 5/18/15 1:15pm 5/18/15 1:15pm

Pats' Ballghazi Defense: "The Deflator" Was Just Trying To Lose Weight

The New England Patriots have officially fired back at Ted Wells’s Ballghazi report, in the form of an impenetrable Wordpress page that might as well be titled Loose Balls: The Truth About PSI. The site contains an attempt by one of the Patriots’ lawyers to fisk Wells’s report, and although it’s an exhausting read,… » 5/14/15 12:14pm 5/14/15 12:14pm

Roger Goodell Has Pissed Off Robert Kraft

Roger Goodell has been untouchable because he has the strong support of the most powerful owners in the NFL: the Rooneys, the Maras, Jerry Richardson, and Patriots owner Robert Kraft, by all accounts a personal friend. After handing down an unduly harsh punishment for Ballghazi that will hurt the Patriots both this… » 5/12/15 9:13am 5/12/15 9:13am

Report: Jets File Retaliatory Tampering Charges Against The Patriots

According to ProFootballTalk, the Jets filed tampering charges today against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who spoke at the NFL owners meetings yesterday about former-Patriot and current-Jet Darrelle Revis. Kraft told CSNNE that the Patriots made two competitive offers to Revis and had hoped to retain him,… » 3/24/15 9:49pm 3/24/15 9:49pm

Robert Kraft Doubles Down On Patriots' Innocence, Asks NFL For Apology

Patriots owner Robert Kraft crashed a press conference scheduled for Bill Belichick and Tom Brady in Arizona tonight, telling the assembled media "I want to make it clear that I believe unconditionally that the New England Patriots have done nothing wrong" in response to accusations that they deflated footballs prior… » 1/26/15 8:49pm 1/26/15 8:49pm

Richard Sherman: NFL Won't Punish Patriots Due To "Conflict Of Interest"

The Seahawks have arrived in Arizona, and while many players have declared that it's time to start focusing on football(big game next Sunday, you know) instead of the deflation scandal, Richard Sherman didn't hesitate to fire the first shots and predict the Patriots will get off scot-free because owner Robert Kraft is… » 1/26/15 9:10am 1/26/15 9:10am

Aaron Hernandez Evidence Includes 33 Pages Of Texts With Bill Belichick

Documents made public today reveal some of the evidence that prosecutors have turned over to Aaron Hernandez's defense in the Odin Lloyd murder case. Among them, interviews with Patriots higher-ups and whole mess of text messages exchanged between Hernandez and Bill Belichick in the months leading up to Lloyd's death. » 7/14/14 3:20pm 7/14/14 3:20pm

Here's The Letter That Helped Get Aaron Hernandez Drafted By The Pats

Before the 2010 NFL draft, Aaron Hernandez and his agents wrote a letter to Patriots personnel executive Nick Caserio, assuring him that if the Patriots drafted Hernandez they would not have to worry about him smoking weed while playing in the NFL. It was Hernandez's alleged marijuana use while at Florida that sent… » 7/08/13 5:20pm 7/08/13 5:20pm

Vladimir Putin Says He Didn't Steal Bob Kraft's Super Bowl Ring

Yesterday, we wrote about how Russian president Vladimir Putin Deboed Patriots owner Bob Kraft for one of his Super Bowl rings. The story felt too good to be true, which means it might be too good to be true. Kraft's recount of the exchange and Putin's quote, for example, approaches something resembling implausibility: » 6/16/13 2:15pm 6/16/13 2:15pm