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: The NFL Asked The Patriots To Make Themselves Look Guilty

And the Patriots complied! Ballghazi by this point is a stacked farce, where every new outrageous development only serves to obscure why we were supposed to be outraged in the first place. But one very paradoxical question still looms large: If the Patriots, as they maintain, shouldn’t be punished because there’s no… » 5/19/15 10:38am 5/19/15 10:38am

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

Former Titans Player: Aaron Hernandez Said He'd Kill Me In A Game

Former Titans cornerback and current CFL nomad Ryan Mouton had a story to share Thursday. When the Patriots and Titans played in 2012, Mouton laid out Aaron Hernandez after a catch, knocking off the tight end’s helmet. Believe it or not, Mouton claimed Hernandez threatened the defensive back. » 5/15/15 11:45am 5/15/15 11:45am

Perjury Charges Against Shayanna Jenkins Officially Dropped

Aaron Hernandez’s fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, was back in court today so that perjury charges that had previously been brought against her by prosecutors could be dismissed. Jenkins was originally charged with perjury following her grand jury testimony, but was later promised immunity in exchange for taking the stand… » 5/15/15 10:31am 5/15/15 10:31am

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

ESPN Grills Gronk About Patriots' Balls

Cheerful ogre Rob Gronkowski and Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. swung by ESPN this morning to plug some stuff about the Madden cover, but Jay Crawford and Chris McKendry (rightfully) took the opportunity to lob Ballghazi-related questions at Gronk, who answered them by talking about how he likes lifting weights and… » 5/13/15 3:05pm 5/13/15 3:05pm

The NFL's Punishment Of The Patriots Proves There Is No Maximum Fine

Let’s quickly hump this Ballghazi scandal one more time—okay, this probably won’t be the last instance—for the opportunity to take another swing at the NFL for having no clue what the fuck they’re doing. The maximum fine allowable under the current CBA is $500,000, yet the league docked the Patriots $1 million, the… » 5/12/15 3:00pm 5/12/15 3:00pm

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

Roger Goodell Is A Shit-Eating Moron

Now you know. Now you know that, in Roger Goodell’s batshit crazy universe, the greatest crime of all is defying authority. Tom Brady just got locked in the attic for four games this fall, and it wasn’t REALLY because he dicked around with the ball (a crime that, as already noted in many other places, has been met… » 5/11/15 8:26pm 5/11/15 8:26pm

Tom Brady Answers Questions About Ballghazi, Doesn't Say Much

Tom Brady made an appearance tonight at Salem State University in Salem, Mass. for a Q&A with sportscaster Jim Gray. The event was scheduled months ago, but in light of yesterday’s release of the Wells report—which concluded that it was “more probable than not” that Brady was “generally aware” of the attempts by… » 5/07/15 9:02pm 5/07/15 9:02pm