Tom Brady

Roger Goodell

Goodell wants to hear directly from Brady in appeal

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday it’s his responsibility to hear directly from New England quarterback Tom Brady in his appeal of his four-game suspension in the deflated footballs case. Goodell said he has not […]

05/20/2015

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, right, with owner Robert Kraft.

Kraft: Patriots won’t appeal team’s fine, draft penalties

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will not appeal the $1 million fine and loss of two draft choices the NFL penalized the team for its role in the use of deflated footballs in the […]

05/19/2015

Roger Goodell

What offseason? Key NFL owners meetings this week

There hasn’t been a week — make that a day — since the Super Bowl that the NFL hasn’t made news. As the owners gather this week at their spring meetings, their plate couldn’t be […]

05/19/2015

Jack Del Rio

Raiders’ Del Rio: Deflategate ruling like USC “overreaction”

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio is not a fan of the discipline handed down against the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady in the “Deflategate” scandal, likening it to the heavy sanctions received […]

05/17/2015

In this Jan. 18, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a ball tossed to him during warmups before the NFL football AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts in Foxborough, Mass.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Deflategate: NFL plans to change football handling guidelines

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press the NFL plans to change guidelines regarding the way footballs are handled before games. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday night because details […]

05/16/2015

Baseballs on the field

MLB pumps up ball security after Tom Brady flap

Major League Baseball pumped up security for its game balls this season in the wake of the Tom Brady flap. Starting this year, an MLB representative watches the baseballs while a clubhouse assistant carries them […]

05/12/2015

Tom Brady

NFL suspends Brady 4 games for deflated footballs

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 […]

05/11/2015

Deflated-ball trick nothing new in games people play

If you ain’t cheatin’, you ain’t tryin’. The credit for that old saying generally goes to NASCAR legend Richard Petty, though it just as easily could have come from Tom Brady, Gaylord Perry or pretty […]

05/11/2015

Tom Brady

Excerpts from NFL’s letters to Patriots, Brady

The NFL on Monday suspended Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady for the first four games of the upcoming season for his role in a scheme to deflate footballs used in the AFC title game. The […]

05/11/2015

Tom Brady

Brady’s agent says ‘Deflategate’ investigation flawed

The NFL was determined to blame Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for deflated footballs in the AFC title game, and the investigation omitted key facts and buried others, Brady’s agent said Thursday. Don Yee said the […]

05/07/2015

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