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Pats open camp, try to ignore ‘Deflategate’ racket

Thursday, July 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — 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 fans who sat in a sweltering sun to see the Super Bowl champions open the defense of their … 0

Brady, Patriots shoot back at NFL

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — 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 put my faith in the league.” One day after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell rejected Brady’s appeal, … 0

Patriots fans defiant after NFL ruling

Tuesday, July 28, 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 courtroom or on the field. John Parthum, a native of suburban Andover, was enjoying a … 0

Brady, union threaten Goodell with lawsuit

Friday, May 15, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady’s lawyers demanded that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recuse himself from the Super Bowl MVP’s “Deflategate” appeal and threatened to go to court unless the four-game suspension is overturned. Laying out the grounds for dismissing … 0

Brady appeals suspension; Pats rebut NFL

Thursday, May 14, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady appealed the four-game suspension he was handed for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC championship game, and the players union urged Commissioner Roger Goodell to appoint a neutral arbitrator to hear the case. The expected appeal was filed … 0

Falcons’ Blank says failure to admit mistakes hurt Pats

Thursday, May 14, 2015

ATLANTA — Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Thursday there is a “general feeling” that the Patriots’ failure to acknowledge mistakes added to the punishment they received for deflating footballs. Blank stressed while at a community improvement event that he has no direct knowledge of the Patriots’ case. The … 0

Investigator says he had the goods on Brady

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

NEW YORK — The lawyer who investigated the New England Patriots insisted Tuesday that he found direct, not just circumstantial, evidence to show quarterback Tom Brady knew team employees were deflating footballs. Miffed by criticism from Brady’s agent, Ted Wells decided to take the unusual step of holding … 0

Despite $1M fine, Patriots reap profit from Brady’s suspension

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — A four-game suspension. A $1 million fine. The loss of first- and fourth-round draft picks. The numbers were flying after Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were hit with a trio of penalties for tampering with the footballs in the AFC championship game. Here are … 0

Pats lose Brady for 4 games, picks, $1M

Monday, May 11, 2015

NEW YORK — The NFL suspended Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady for the first four games of the season, fined the New England Patriots $1 million and took away two draft picks Monday as punishment for deflating footballs used in the AFC title game. The league also indefinitely … 0

Calm Brady says scandal doesn’t taint Super Bowl championship

Thursday, May 7, 2015

SALEM — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Thursday night the scandal surrounding his use of deflated footballs during the NFL playoffs last season hasn’t detracted in any way from his Super Bowl title. “Absolutely not,” Brady told a friendly university crowd in his first public appearance … 0

NFL: Patriots employees probably deflated balls

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Tom Brady: Unbelievable. The 243-page report on “Deflategate” came out Wednesday and stopped barely short of calling the Patriots star quarterback a cheater. It did, however, call some of his claims “implausible” and left little doubt that he … 0

Patriots tackle Solder healthy at voluntary team activities

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Nate Solder was blindsided by the news. Cancer. He had just turned 26. At 6-foot-8 and 320 pounds, he was in excellent condition. Tom Brady depended on his left tackle to protect him. But after a team physical at the New England Patriots voluntary team activities … 0

Draft finished, Patriots’ roster still in works

Sunday, May 3, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick again traded down to get an extra pick Saturday, and the Pats bolstered their offensive and defensive lines by picking linemen with five of their first six picks. New England, which had eight picks on the third day of the … 0