Goodell planning to hear Brady appeal

May 23, 2015

Goodell planning to hear Brady appeal

Roger Goodell will hear four-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal. Goodell will not withdraw from what the commissioner considers his responsibility of hearing the appeal, according to several people with knowledge ...

Goodell intends to hear Brady appeal

May 21, 2015

Goodell intends to hear Brady 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 had time to study a request from the players’ ...

Goodell to hear Brady's appeal of suspension

May 15, 2015

Goodell to hear Brady's appeal of suspension

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday night he will personally hear the suspension appeal of Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, who challenged the league’s punishment for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC Championship Game. The NFL Players Association filed the expected ...

NFL investigator rips Brady's agent, stands by report

May 13, 2015

NFL investigator rips Brady's agent, stands by report

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 ...

NFL sacks Brady with four-game ban; Patriots fined

May 12, 2015

NFL sacks Brady with four-game ban; Patriots fined

The NFL came down hard on its biggest star and its championship team, telling Tom Brady and the Patriots that no one is allowed to mess with the rules of the game. The league suspended the Super Bowl MVP Monday for the first four ...

Brady says ball scandal doesn't impact Super Bowl win

May 8, 2015

Brady says ball scandal doesn't impact Super Bowl win

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 ...

NFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated balls

May 7, 2015

NFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated balls

Tom Brady: Unbelievable. The 243-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 had a role in having footballs deflated ...

Patriots to open against Steelers

Apr 22, 2015

Patriots to open against Steelers

Among the Patriots’ rewards for winning the Super Bowl is hosting the season opener. The opposition this year is another team with championship pedigree: the Pittsburgh Steelers. New England and Pittsburgh will begin the NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 10, with a game ...

Ex-NFL star Hernandez convicted of murder, gets life

Apr 16, 2015

Ex-NFL star Hernandez convicted of murder, gets life

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him. ...

Apr 14, 2015

Ex-NFL back Phillips suspected of murder

Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips is suspected of killing his cellmate in a Central California prison, officials said Monday. Phillips’ cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison was found lifeless early Saturday and later pronounced dead, prison spokesman Lt. Marshall Denning said in a ...

No verdict yet in Hernandez trial

Apr 11, 2015

No verdict yet in Hernandez trial

Jurors in the murder trial of former NFL star player Aaron Hernandez completed a fourth day of deliberations Friday with no verdict. The 12 jurors have spent nearly 20 hours over four days considering whether to convict Hernandez of the June 2013 killing of ...