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  • 25 Ways the NFL Slimed Tom Brady

    04/27/2016 7:47:04 AM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Daniel J. Flynn
    From the investigator touting as truth the opposite of the testimony of the AFC Championship Game referee on the matter most salient to Deflategate to the league admitting ignorance of the Ideal Gas Law to Roger Goodell hearing the appeal on the fairness of the suspension Roger Goodell handed down, the NFL gives its fans myriad reasons to doubt its investigation into Tom Brady.
  • Drew Brees says NFL can't be trusted, thought Deflategate was 'dead issue'

    04/26/2016 6:34:13 PM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | April 26, 2016 | Sean Wagner-McGough
    Tom Brady is suspended (again) for his role in Deflategate, but that doesn't necessarily mean he's guilty of what he's been accused of doing. What it means is that the Roger Goodell believes Brady is guilty and deserves a four-game suspension, and the judges who reinstated that suspension believe Goodell has the proper authority to do so. At least one player doesn't agree with that assessment. According to Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who spoke with Sports Illustrated's Maggie Gray, Goodell has too much power and the league shouldn't be trusted.
  • Appeals court: QB Tom Brady must serve 'Deflategate' penalty

    04/25/2016 10:04:58 AM PDT · by detective · 60 replies
    MSN News ^ | Apr 25, 2016 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game "Deflategate" suspension imposed by the NFL, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, overturning a lower judge and siding with the league in a battle with the players union. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled 2-to-1 that Commissioner Roger Goodell did not deprive Brady of "fundamental fairness" with his procedural rulings. The split decision may end the legal debate over the scandal that led to months of football fans arguing over air pressure and the reputation of one of the league's top teams.
  • Tom Brady's four-game suspension reinstated by appeals court

    04/25/2016 9:00:29 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 51 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 4/25 | Eric Edholm
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension is — for now — back on, per Reuters. The Second Circuit court has ruled in favor of the NFL, ordering the district court and The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit overturned last year’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman to to enforce that Brady miss the first quarter of the 2016 season. NFL commissioner still holds the right to rescind the four-game punishment and declined to say last week if he'd enforce Brady’s suspension this season if the appeal was won, as it was. A fine...
  • Report: Bill Belichick walks away from Goodell speech

    03/20/2016 5:09:22 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 28 replies
    theScore ^ | 20 Mar 16 | Mitch Sanderson
    It's no secret the Deflategate controversy caused a rift between commissioner Roger Goodell and the New England Patriots. Head coach Bill Belichick doesn't seem to be bothering to hide his personal feelings for the commissioner at the NFL annual spring meetings this week. Goodell is giving a speech to head coaches, owners, etc. in a banquet room. Belichick is walking down the hall in the opposite direction. — Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) March 20, 2016 It's not clear whether Belichick was intending to make a statement against Goodell with his lack of attendance, but it would certainly fit his personality.
  • NFL Live Thread Divisional Weekend

    01/11/2016 4:15:43 AM PST · by Bender2 · 383 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    NFL DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF WEEKEND Saturday, Jan. 16 AFC Divisional Round Game 1 Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots 4:35 p.m., CBS NFC Divisional Round Game 1 Arizona Cardinals vs. Green Bay Packers 8:15 p.m., NBC Sunday, Jan. 17 NFC Divisional Round Game 2 Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks 1:05 p.m., FOX AFC Divisional Round Game 2 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos 4:40 p.m., CBS
  • Perfection denied, as Broncos beat Patriots in an overtime thriller

    11/29/2015 9:52:11 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 68 replies
    http://sports.yahoo.com ^ | November 29, 2015 | Frank Schwab
    DENVER — What a game. The best game of the NFL season to this point ended with C.J. Anderson running all alone down the left sideline, raising a hand to celebrate as he ran through the snow to give the Denver Broncos an amazing 30-24 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday night. Anderson got past the line, got through safety Duron Harmon's tackle attempt on a third-down run, and took it 48 yards to the end zone for a dramatic comeback victory that ended the Patriots' chances at a perfect season. The big story of the game from...
  • Brady rank Belichick or the Pope higher? 'In Bill we trust!'

    09/23/2015 11:16:45 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 16 replies
    Comcast Sports ^ | 09/23/2015 | Phil Perry
    FOXBORO -- We know Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reveres Bill Belichick, and on Wednesday he put his head coach next to God. Kind of. With Pope Francis stateside, Brady was asked about the Holy Father and laughed when posed the question, "You rank Bill or the Pope higher?" "In Bill we trust! You kidding me?" Brady answered.
  • Brady says he hopes Trump can win presidency

    09/16/2015 10:46:52 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    Mining Journal ^ | September 17, 2015
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Wednesday that he hopes Donald Trump can win the presidency, hours before Trump was set to participate in the second Republican debate. The Super Bowl MVP, whose four-game suspension for using deflated footballs was recently overturned by a judge, grinned broadly as he talked about his golf partner. "I hope so," he said. "It would be great. There would be a putting green on the White House lawn, I'm sure of that." Brady's locker sported a "Make America Great Again" red hat sent to him by Trump. "It was...
  • Tom Brady says he's supporting Trump for president

    09/16/2015 2:25:05 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 32 replies
    KATU.com ^ | 9/16/15 | AP
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw his support behind presidential candidate Donald Trump Wednesday, hours before the second Republican debate. The Super Bowl MVP, whose four-game suspension for using deflated footballs was recently overturned by a judge, says he thinks his golf partner can win. "I hope so," he said. "It would be great. There would be a putting green on the White House lawn, I can tell you that."
  • Report: Patriots' broadcast bleeds into Steelers' coaching headsets during opener

    09/10/2015 7:04:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 74 replies
    ...Pittsburgh Steelers coaches were getting the Patriots' broadcast over their headsets during Thursday night's game. The Patriots' coach-to-coach headsets were shut off intermittently, the NFL told Tafoya. NFL head of security Jeff Miller was shown on camera while Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth were discussing the mishap. Blake Jones, NFL director of football operations, went down to the field to help out with the headsets. The league described the reception problem as "intermittent" and it was believed to be resolved early in the second quarter. Because it was not a complete system failure, New England's coaches were not required to...
  • President Obama: If Tom Brady Needs A Union, We All Do

    09/07/2015 3:42:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 7,2015 | Daniel J. Flynn
    President Barack Obama namedropped Tom Brady at a Labor Day event in Boston to stress the importance of unions. But the president did so after crossing the picket lines of non-striking workers of two important public-employee unions protesting his event at the Park Plaza Hotel near Boston Common.
  • Fitzgerald: Flag flap is off-target according to John Hannah

    07/11/2015 6:01:52 AM PDT · by AU72 · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 11, 2015 | Joe Fitzgerald
    John Hannah, the great Patriots’ Hall of Famer, viewed with dismay the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina capitol. “It’s not going to kill me one way or the other,” he said from his 280-acre farm in Alabama. “But does it bother me? Yes, it does. It’s part of our history and it’s been given a bad rap because of white supremacists who’ve flown it as their symbol. That’s not what it was about.” Hannah, who’s as Southern as a bowl of grits, bitterly resents the characterization of that flag as a banner for...
  • Pro football players touchdown in Israel

    06/23/2015 6:56:14 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 1 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 6/23/15 | B. Shane Morganstein
    Patriots owner Robert Kraft arrives in Jewish state for a week of events with 19 football hall-of-famers. Nineteen members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame arrived in Israel on Thursday for a week of events as part of the "Touchdown in Israel – Mission of Excellence" program, including meeting local Israeli football players. Jewish philanthropist and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is participating in this week of festivities alongside Israel’s Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer. Kraft and the Kraft family have been sponsoring football in Israel since 1999, with the building of the Kraft Family Stadium in...
  • Tom Brady Suspended 4 Games, Pats Lose 1st Round Pick In 2016 and 4th In 2017, Team Fined $1 million

    05/11/2015 2:35:44 PM PDT · by drewh · 122 replies
    ESPN ^ | 2 minutes ago | Adam Schefter
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter · 2m 2 minutes ago Filed to ESPN: Tom Brady suspended four games, Pats lose 1st round pick in 2016 and a 4th in 2017, and team fined $1 million, per source:
  • NFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated balls

    05/06/2015 10:41:07 AM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | May 6, 2015
    NEW YORK (AP) — An NFL investigation has found that New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs and that quarterback Tom Brady was "at least generally aware" of the rules violations.
  • John Legend 'Calls Out' Patriots Coach Bill Belichick For Checking Out Wife Chrissy Teigen

    04/27/2015 1:26:31 PM PDT · by drewh · 96 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | Mon, April 27, 2015 3:10pm EDT | by Evan Real
    <p>Uh-oh. Another man checked out Chrissy Teigen’s assets and her hubby John Legend is not happy about it! The culprit? New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Unfortunately for Bill, this isn’t the first time his eyes were glued somewhere they shouldn’t be — and John wasn’t afraid to call him out on it!</p>
  • Shattuck: New England Patriots Spotlight intercepted

    04/24/2015 5:53:29 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 8 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04-24-15 | Tom Shattuck
    It was a day that should have belonged to the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, but in a reversal of last February’s fortune it came to a dramatic and sudden halt. Interception, Obama. The president called a very different play as the champs gathered at the White House South Lawn to accept an attaboy for their Super Bowl victory. But the egotist in chief made it all about him. “I usually tell a bunch of jokes at these events,” he mused, “but with the Patriots in town I was worried that 11 of 12 of them would fall flat.”...
  • Tom Brady Snubs President Obama as Super Bowl-Winning Patriots Visit White House

    04/23/2015 2:20:34 PM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | : 15:33 EST, 23 April 2015 | By MICHAEL ZENNIE FOR DAILY MAIL ONLINE
    The New England Patriots are visiting the White House today to receive congratulations from the president for their Super Bowl XLIX championship. But the team's victory lap in the nation's capital will come without their biggest star. Quarterback Tom Brady is snubbing President Barack Obama and won't be there. A spokesman for the team cited 'prior family commitments' as the reason Brady, 37, can't go. The superstar athlete has been to the White House before. He does have three other Super Bowl rings, afterall. But all the prior championships were under the Bush Administration. February's win was the first for...
  • Aaron Hernandez sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of first-degree murder. He has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. A Massachusetts jury on Wednesday found Hernandez killed Odin Lloyd on June 17, 2013. Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. He was found shot six times in an industrial park less than a mile from Hernandez's home. At the time, Hernandez had a $40 million contract with the Patriots. Hernandez's lawyer acknowledged during closing arguments that he was there when Lloyd was killed. But he pinned...
  • Super Bowl, World Series champs back gay marriage at court

    03/06/2015 11:04:29 AM PST · by massmike · 19 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com/ ^ | 03/06/2015 | Mark Sherman
    The New England Patriots are for same-sex marriage. So are the San Francisco Giants. The reigning baseball and football champions, along with baseball's small-market Tampa Bay Rays, are among the thousands of businesses, religious groups, advocacy organizations and politicians who are filing legal briefs at the Supreme Court in support of gay marriage. The Patriots play in Massachusetts, the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry, and the Giants represent a city that is notable for its gay and lesbian community. Rays president Brian Auld said it was important that his team stand up, as well. "We're a small...
  • Here Are The 379 Companies Urging The Supreme Court To Support Same-Sex Marriage

    03/06/2015 8:36:21 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 94 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 03/05/2015 | Alexander C. Kaufman
    Big business has come out in favor of same-sex marriage. Exactly 379 corporations and employer organizations urged the Supreme Court to strike down state bans on gay marriage, according to a friend-of-the-court brief obtained by The Huffington Post. The document was expected to be filed late Thursday morning. “Employers are better served by a uniform marriage rule that gives equal dignity to employee relationships,” reads the brief, filed by global law firm Morgan Lewis. “Allowing same-sex couples to marry improves employee morale and productivity, reduces uncertainty, and removes the wasteful administrative burdens imposed by the current disparity of state law...
  • NFL employee handed kicking game ball to Patriots' locker room attendant [Hmm...Brian Williams?]

    02/19/2015 4:54:08 AM PST · by Colofornian · 55 replies
    ESPN ^ | Feb. 19, 2015
    The unapproved kicking ball that sources told "Outside the Lines" that a Gillette Stadium officials' locker room attendant tried to introduce into the AFC Championship Game was handed to the man by an NFL employee, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Wednesday.
  • New England Patriots face fresh allegations over Deflategate game

    02/18/2015 12:19:13 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 69 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 18 February 2015 | Tom Lutz
    Weeks after the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl victory the DeflateGate scandal continues to rumble on in the background. According to ESPN’s Outside the Lines, a Patriots locker room attendant attempted to introduce an unapproved special teams ball into the AFC Championship game. The attendant, identified by ESPN as Jim McNally, is said to have been in charge of the officials’ locker room at Gilette Stadium since 2008. He is alleged to have handed a ball, which wasn’t officially approved for kick-offs, field goals and punts to an official during the first-half of the Patriots’ 45-7 victory over the Colts.
  • Do the New England Patriots Prefer White Players?

    02/07/2015 6:41:11 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 127 replies
    TruthLamp ^ | 11/17/2014
    Does the front office of the New England Patriots prefer to have white players on its roster? There is circumstantial evidence that may be the case. While the racial makeup of an NFL team in any given year has its share of random fluctuations, the New England Patriots have seemingly had a suspiciously large amount of white players on its teams during the Robert Kraft-Bill Belichick era. Wes Welker, Danny Amendola, Danny Woodhead, Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski, and Tom Brady — all have been some of the more prominent “faces” of the franchise in recent years, and they all happen...
  • Patriots' rule-bending goes back decades, to 'snow plow' game in 1982

    02/01/2015 2:41:07 PM PST · by Colofornian · 48 replies
    LATimes.com ^ | Jan. 31, 2015 | Daniel Guss
    <p>The New England Patriots weren't always a NFL powerhouse. Far from it.</p> <p>But for many years they have stretched the rules for the sake of winning. And that started with the infamous "snow plow game."</p> <p>In 1981, the Patriots were 2-14 and the only team to lose to the lowly Baltimore Colts — which they did twice — and ended the season with a nine-game losing streak.</p>
  • Deflategate fallout: NFL focusing on Patriots' locker-room attendant

    01/26/2015 1:18:34 PM PST · by mojito · 91 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 1/26/2015 | Jay Glazer
    Deflategate has taken another twist. FOX Sports has learned that the NFL has zeroed in on a New England Patriots locker-room attendant in connection with the scandal of improperly inflated footballs used in the AFC championship game against Indianapolis. The person of interest was already interviewed by the league. The NFL is trying to determine whether any wrongdoing by this individual occurred, sources tell FOX Sports. There is surveillance video showing the attendant taking the footballs from the official's locker room into another room at Gillette Stadium before bringing them out to the field, sources tell FOX Sports.
  • 68 Minutes for Under-Inflated Footballs, Mere Seconds for Obama's Release of Terrorists

    01/23/2015 6:17:19 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 27 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | January 22, 2015 | Scott Whitlock
    Full title: TV News Priorities: 68 Minutes for Under-Inflated Footballs, Mere Seconds for Obama's Release of Terrorists The three major networks have, so far, devoted a staggering 67 minutes and 49 seconds to obsessing over every aspect of whether the New England Patriots cheated in their AFC championship win on Sunday. Yet, only ABC allowed a scant 34 seconds to the Obama administration's release of five terrorists out of Guantanamo Bay and back to areas connected with extremist violence. The contrast is 120-to-1. NBC was, by far, the most lopsided in terms of journalistic priorities. From Monday through early Thursday,...
  • NFL finds Patriots used underinflated footballs

    01/21/2015 6:57:45 AM PST · by Colehill1999 · 280 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 1-21-15 | Ben Volin
    The Patriots used underinflated footballs on Sunday night. The next question is how did it happen? According to a National Football League letter about the investigation into the controversy that was shared with the Globe, the Patriots were informed that the league’s initial findings indicated that the game balls did not meet specifications. The league inspected each of the Patriots’ 12 game balls twice at halftime, using different pressure gauges, and found footballs that were not properly inflated. According to ESPN, 11 of the 12 game balls were found to be underinflated by about 2 pounds each. The NFL specifications...
  • Aaron Rodgers Likes Footballs Inflated "Over What They Allow."

    01/21/2015 3:04:56 AM PST · by maddog55 · 17 replies
    link ^ | Tuesday, January 20, 201 | Unknown
    <p>This is from the Patriots Packers game back in November.</p> <p>Listen as they explain how Aaron Rodgers once told them, "I like to push the limits to how much air we can put in the football, even go over what they allow you to do and see if the officials take air out of it" because he thinks its easier for him to grip.</p>
  • Source tells Bob Kravitz that Patriots may have deflated footballs in DeflateGate scandal

    01/19/2015 4:15:01 AM PST · by Perdogg · 151 replies
    WTHR ^ | Updated: Jan 19, 2015 6:34 AM EST
    A source within the NFL tells wthr.com's Bob Kravitz that the league is investigating the possibility that the Patriots deflated footballs in their 45-7 win over the Colts Sunday night. The source told Kravitz that officials took a ball out of play at one point and weighed it. A deflated football could potentially be easier to throw and catch in poor weather conditions than a properly inflated ball.
  • Jets Nick Mangold Honors Slain NYPD Officers By Wearing NYPD Hat Before Jets-Patriots Game

    12/21/2014 2:23:09 PM PST · by jttpwalsh · 60 replies
    Brobible.com ^ | 12/21/14 | Jorge Alonso
    Before the Jets-Patriots game on Sunday, Jets Nick Mangold was seen wearing an NYPD hat in honor of the two NYPD police officers who were tragically killed on Saturday.
  • Ruling to throw out texts damages case against Aaron Hernandez

    12/14/2014 12:11:19 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 4 replies
    si.com/ ^ | 12/14/14 | BY MICHAEL MCCANN
    Ruling to throw out texts damages case against Aaron Hernandez In a surprising and significant decision, Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh ruled on Friday that text messages sent by Odin Lloyd prior to his murder will be inadmissible in the upcoming trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez. Garsh’s ruling eliminates a critical piece of evidence against Hernandez and increases the stunning possibility of Hernandez being found not guilty. Jury selection in Hernandez’s trial is scheduled to begin on January 9, 2015.
  • Aaron Hernandez killed two men over spilled drink: Prosecutors

    05/29/2014 1:11:46 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 28, 2014 | AP
    ...Prosecutor Patrick Haggan said that in the months leading up to the shooting, Hernandez had become increasingly convinced that people “had been testing, trying or otherwise disrespecting him when he frequented nightclubs in the area.” Haggan told the court Hernandez and a friend drove from Connecticut to Boston that night to go to a nightclub called Cure. They were standing at the edge of the dance floor when de Abreu accidentally bumped into Hernandez, smiled at him and did not apologize, according to prosecutors. Haggan said Hernandez became agitated and told his friend that de Abreu had deliberately bumped him,...
  • Brandon Spikes On His Time With Patriots: "4 Years A Slave"

    04/09/2014 12:46:42 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 17 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 09 April 2014 | Sid Saraf
    Brandon Spikes has emerged from the cone of silence that normally surrounds the New England Patriots. It appears he has some things to say. The linebacker recently signed a free-agent contract with the Buffalo Bills and, on Wednesday, decided to light a match underneath the Bills-Patriots rivalry.
  • Peyton Manning, Broncos rip Patriots to reach Super Bowl

    01/19/2014 3:49:41 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 66 replies
    DENVER -- Peyton Manning had an answer for everyone. What's new? For Tom Brady. For the New England defense. For anyone who thought he couldn't win the big one. Manning is taking the Denver Broncos on a trip to New York for the Super Bowl after another of his impeccably crafted victories -- this time, a 26-16 win over the Patriots on Sunday in the AFC title game.
  • Manning or Brady?

    01/19/2014 11:42:55 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 112 replies
    January 19, 2014 | Self
    Game between Broncos and the mis-named Patriots, from leftist Boston, is about to start. Living in Colorado I will be rooting for Manning against reported liberal Brady. Just knowing that John F'n Kerry will be rooting for his "Patriots" makes me want the Broncos to win even more. Who are other FReeper football fans rooting for?
  • Patriots fans in Denver for game scoring plenty of legal pot

    01/18/2014 1:12:51 PM PST · by Red Steel · 14 replies
    Westword ^ | Jan. 17, 2014 | Michael Roberts.
    No matter how the AFC Championship game between Denver and New England turns out, the Broncos playoff run will turn out well for Justin Staley. Why? Staley's an owner of Mile High Medical Cannabis, whose location, at 1705 Federal Boulevard, is only steps away from Mile High Stadium. Last week, plenty of San Diego Chargers fans in town for their match-up stopped by the shop to take advantage of legal recreational pot sales -- something that presumably helped them deal with a 24-17 loss -- and visiting Patriots boosters are following suit. "We had around 225 or so Californians come...
  • Tebow offered $1M by Russian team

    09/15/2013 7:26:32 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 33 replies
    TORONTO SUN ^ | SEPTEMBER 14, 2013 | THE SPORTS XCHANGE
    A football team in Russia has offered Tim Tebow $1 million to play in two playoff games. “We have offered him $1 million for two games,” Moscow Black Storm owner Mikhail Zaltsman told Russia Beyond The Headlines. “I talked with him personally and he wanted to go.” Zaltsman wants Tebow to fly to Moscow for the Black Storm’s semifinal against the Moscow Patriots in the American Football Championship of Russia on Sept. 28 and also play in the final if they advance. Zaltsman said Tebow’s agents are urging the quarterback to not play. “They’re thinking of using him as a...
  • AP Source: Tim Tebow cut by Patriots

    08/31/2013 12:56:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 78 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 31, 2013 3:41 PM EDT | Howard Ulman
    A person familiar with the situation says Tim Tebow has been cut by the New England Patriots. After being let go by his third team in 18 months—and with the regular season just five days away—the quarterback’s chances of immediately catching on with another team seem slim. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday because the Patriots had not announced the move. It was first reported by ESPN. Tebow’s stay with the Patriots lasted just under 12 weeks and could be the end of his NFL career. …
  • Freep a poll! (Will Tim Tebow have a positive impact on the New England Patriots?)

    07/27/2013 5:41:27 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    www.orlandosentinel.com/ ^ | 7-27-13 | Orlando Sentinel
    Do you believe Tim Tebow will have a positive impact as a New England Patriot? Yes No No strong opinion
  • Alfonzo Dennard (NE Patriots)arrested for suspicion of DUI

    07/11/2013 12:04:52 PM PDT · by massmike · 11 replies
    http://bostonherald.com/ ^ | 07/11/2013 | Jeff Howe
    The Patriots' offseason has managed to get even worse. Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was arrested this morning in Lincoln, Neb. for suspicion of driving under the influence, according to a police report obtained from the Lincoln, Neb. Police Department. According to that report, Dennard refused to take a breathalyzer test after he was pulled over around 2 a.m. for straddling the lane line on Normal Boulevard. When Dennard was pulled over, the police report indicated he "emitted an odor of alcohol and displayed signs of impairment. He conducted a field sobriety test and was transported to the police station for a...
  • Reports: Patriots Aaron Hernandez questioned in man’s murder

    06/18/2013 7:31:24 PM PDT · by massmike · 11 replies
    http://bostonherald.com/ ^ | 06/18/2013 | O’Ryan Johnson, Karen Guregian&#8232;
    A platoon of state police detectives are inside and outside the North Attleboro home of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez tonight following multiple reports the star football player is being questioned about a murder at a nearby industrial park. The Bristol District Attorney’s Office tells the Herald a witness reported finding a body in an industrial park at about 5:30 p.m. yesterday. The industrial park is located about a half mile away from the sprawling Hernandez home. Flash photography lit up the home tonight while state police officers searched the road outside the player's home along the road leading up...
  • Russian president: I did not steal Super Bowl ring.

    06/16/2013 4:55:52 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/16/13 | Alla Eshchenko and Faith Karimi, CNN
    Moscow (CNN) -- The Russian president is fighting back: no, he did not steal a Super Bowl ring. And no, he's not rocking the diamond-encrusted prize on his finger, either. President Vladimir Putin's spokesman denied accusations that the leader pocketed a Super Bowl ring that belonged to the New England Patriots' owner, Robert Kraft. The alleged swipe occurred during Kraft's visit to St. Petersburg in 2005. "I took out the ring and showed it to (Putin). And he put it on and he goes, 'I can kill someone with this ring,'" Kraft said, according to the New York Post. "I...
  • Kraft: Putin stole Bowl ring

    06/15/2013 7:39:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 14, 2013
    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft revealed the real story behind a 2005 meeting with Vladimir Putin, during which the Russian president pocketed his Super Bowl ring, worth more than $25,000. Kraft, at the time, claimed the diamond-encrusted bauble was a gift, but he now admits Putin stole it, and the White House intervened when he demanded it back.
  • Tim Tebow to sign with New England Patriots, play QB

    06/10/2013 2:19:56 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 88 replies
    NFL.COM ^ | 6/10/13 | njfl.com
    <p>Tim Tebow was on his way to Foxborough on Monday, where he was expected to sign a contract with the New England Patriots, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported.</p> <p>The the entire deal happened very quickly, sources told Rapoport, basically within the last 24 hours.</p>
  • Chad Ochocinco in Pats camp

    07/29/2011 1:49:48 PM PDT · by N. Theknow · 26 replies
    ESPNBoston.com ^ | July 29, 2011 | By Joe McDonald
    ...The Patriots announced that they had acquired Ochocinco for "undisclosed draft considerations," but sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the Bengals will receive two draft picks, a 2012 fifth-rounder and a 2013 sixth-rounder, to complete the trade. Ochocinco was scheduled to make $6.35 million for the Bengals this year. The Patriots wanted him to restructure his contract for salary-cap purposes, and he agreed to facilitate the trade. After approximately 15 minutes of chatting Friday, Brady -- who proclaimed himself healthy after offseason foot surgery -- began to walk through some plays with the rest of his offense, while...
  • Myra Kraft,wife of Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Dies Early Wednesday After Battle With Cancer

    07/20/2011 7:14:58 AM PDT · by massmike · 6 replies
    nesn.com ^ | 07/20/2011 | Ben Watanabe
    Myra Hiatt Kraft, wife of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, died Wednesday morning after a battle with cancer, according to a statement released by the team Wednesday.
  • Tuesday Morning Quaterback: Football gods punish Patriots again

    01/18/2011 11:38:49 AM PST · by mojito · 33 replies
    ESPN ^ | 1/18/2011 | Greg Easterbrook
    Since taking the field with a 18-0 record in Super Bowl XLII, just 60 minutes from perfection, the New England Patriots have not won a playoff game. In their latest postseason collapse, versus the new York Jets, New England's offense, averaging a league-best 32 points, was held to 14 points at home until a garbage-time touchdown with seconds remaining. There are many reasons for New England's postseason woes: some specific to the Patriots, others generic to all football, one particular to a great performance by the Jets' defense. But Tuesday Morning Quarterback thinks this is the core reason: The football...
  • Former New England Patriot Mosi Tatupu dead at age 54

    02/24/2010 9:44:15 AM PST · by massmike · 46 replies · 1,716+ views
    sports.espn.go.com ^ | 02/24/2010 | n/a
    Mosi Tatupu, a fan favorite who played 13 seasons for the New England Patriots, died Tuesday at age 54. Ashley O'Brien, a spokeswoman for Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, Mass., said Tatupu was pronounced dead at the hospital. She did not give a cause. Tatupu played 13 seasons with the Patriots, starring as a special teams player (making the Pro Bowl in 1986) and as a jack-of-all trades running back. He was one of the most popular players of his era and even had his own cheering section at Schaefer/Sullivan Stadium called "Mosi's Mooses."