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NFLPA files appeal on behalf of Brady

By The Sports Network, 1 year 4 months ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The NFL Players Association has filed an appeal of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension. Brady was suspended without pay Monday by the NFL for the first four games of the 2015 season over the deflated balls scandal. "Given the NFL's history of inconsistency and arbitrary decisions in disciplinary matters, it is only fair...

Jimmy Garoppolo Can Answer the Bell for the New England Patriots

By Mike Dussault, 1 year 4 months ago
When the New England Patriots selected quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft many wondered if that signalled the approaching end of Tom Brady's career. Brady instead showed little sign of slowing down last season, winning his fourth Super Bowl last season, while Garoppolo got a valuable year learning the ropes behind one of the greatest to play the game. ...

Extra Points: Covering up Goodell's credibility problem

By The Sports Network, 1 year 4 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The cover-up is always worse than the crime. That was what the NFL was signaling when it handed down its harsh punishment of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the wake of Deflategate Monday. The league's golden boy was suspended four games without pay and his team was fined $1 million and docked two draft picks. On the surface, that kind of hit certainly...

Wells defends 'Deflategate' probe as impartial

By The Sports Network, 1 year 4 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The NFL-appointed attorney who led the investigation over deflated footballs in the AFC Championship game defended his probe as impartial, a response to claims by the New England Patriots and the agent for quarterback Tom Brady that it was one-sided and unfair. Ted Wells said Tuesday that the conclusions in his report "represent the independent opinions of me personally...

Patriots sign LB Dekoda Watson

By The Sports Network, 1 year 4 months ago
Foxborough, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New England Patriots signed linebacker Dekoda Watson on Tuesday. Last season, Watson began the season with Jacksonville and appeared in nine games with one start. He posted 14 tackles before being released in November. He then signed with the Cowboys and played in one game. The 6-foot-2, 240-pounder originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round...

Extra Points: Rice was Goodell's Waterloo

By The Sports Network, 1 year 4 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Teddy Roosevelt's foreign policy was often described as "Big Stick diplomacy," stemming from his famous quote: "Speak softly and carry a big stick." The meaning behind that approach was simple: Negotiation and artfulness were peddled in the foreground with the threat of war always looming as the potential trump card, if needed. Things have changed a lot since the...

Brady gets 4 games; Pats fined, lose draft picks

By The Sports Network, 1 year 4 months ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was suspended four games without pay and his team was fined $1 million and docked two draft picks in punishments doled out by the NFL on Monday over the deflated balls scandal. 

Patriots release CB Arrington

By The Sports Network, 1 year 4 months ago
Foxborough, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New England Patriots released cornerback Kyle Arrington on Monday. Arrington spent the last six seasons with the Patriots after joining the club as a practice squad player. In the 2011 season, Arrington tied Charles Woodson and Eric Weddle for the NFL lead in interceptions with seven. He scored touchdowns on a fumble recovery and a blocked field...

Brady gets 4 games; Pats fined, lose draft picks

By The Sports Network, 1 year 4 months ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was suspended four games without pay and his team was fined $1 million and docked two draft picks in penalties doled out by the NFL on Monday over the deflated balls scandal. The punishment was announced five days after the release of the long-awaited Wells report, which detailed what it called a "deliberate effort...

New England Patriots' Path of Destruction Unequaled in Sports History

By Mike Dussault, 1 year 4 months ago
It's hard to believe it was just 14 years ago when the upstart, underdog New England Patriots knocked off the "Greatest Show on Turf" to capture their first Super Bowl title. The Patriots were America's first feel-good story after the tragic events of 9/11, even choosing to be announced as a team as they ran out of the tunnel in New Orleans.Back then it would've almost been...