In a somewhat shocking maneuver to New England Patriots fans, owner Robert Kraft formally announced on Tuesday that he was “reluctantly” willing to accept the league’s punishment in the Deflategate scandal without appeal.
Alas, the Patriots will officially pay their $1 million fine and lose a first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and a fourth-round selection in 2017.
As a connoisseur of Mad Men, I’ve come to grips with last night’s series finale that saw Don Draper go to the bottom of the barrel before coming out the other side to produce one of the most famous advertisements ever – the 1971 “I’d Like To Buy The World A Coke” spot.
Remember that infamous 2011 NFL lockout?
Welp, it appears the lockout may be the missile that sinks any hopes of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s suspension getting reduced.
Word came out late Thursday night that Brady’s appeal, which was filed on Thursday, will be heard by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
The latest edition of wildly popular Madden Football video game franchise will feature New York Giants sensation Odell Beckham Jr. as its cover athlete after the second-year pro topped New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski in a fan vote.
The Giants wide receiver became the youngest player ever to grace the Madden cover since players started to appear on the cover in 1999.
Beckham Jr.’s victory means he’s a candidate for the infamous “Madden Curse” that has coincidentally hounded previous cover athletes.
Now this is crazy. New England Patriots fans are in total turmoil over the new NFL tag team of doom (Troy Vincent & Roger Goodell) lowering the boom on the franchise yesterday by suspending Tom Brady for four games, docking the Pats two draft picks and fining them $1 million.
Patriots fans attempted to fight back in an unusual way on Tuesday by starting a GoFundMe campaign to payoff New England’s $1 million fine.
The NFL dropped the hammer on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Monday to the tune of a four-game suspension for the key cog of the Super Bowl champions and issuing a $1 million fine along with stripping the team of two draft picks.
Opinion varied around the league from the suspension was a little too heavy handed (ESPN’s Jeff Saturday) to being a little too light according to Keyshawn Johnson.
Alas, folks are looking to cash-in on Brady’s misfortune already.