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Attorney Jeff Kessler, left, representing New England Patriot's quarterback Tom Brady, arrives to NFL headquarters in New York, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Brady and representatives from the players' union are meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell as the New England quarterback appeals his four-game suspension. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Tom Brady waiting for Roger Goodell decision after 10-hour hearing

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — It’s back to the waiting game for Tom Brady. After making his case in a 10-hour hearing, Brady’s fate is in the hands of Roger Goodell. Just when the NFL commissioner will announce his decision to uphold, reduce or eliminate Brady’s four-game suspension in “Deflategate” is uncertain. “I think that’s going to be sooner rather than later,” Marc …

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s appeal hearing ends after 10 hours

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NEW YORK — After a 10-hour hearing, Tom Brady now must wait to find out if his appeal of a four-game suspension carried any weight with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Brady was suspended by the league for his role in the use of deflated footballs in the AFC championship game win over Indianapolis. …

Tom Brady’s legacy faces next step in appeal to Goodell

Saturday, June 20, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady grew from a sixth-round draft choice into one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. Off the field, he’s a celebrity with a supermodel wife and lucrative marketing deals. All that has made the New England Patriots superstar the object of admiration and respect to some, jealousy and enmity …

‘Deflategate’ appeal could test powers of NFL commissioner

Saturday, May 16, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — This is no longer about deflated footballs. Tom Brady signaled in his appeal of his “Deflategate” suspension that he will put NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s credibility on trial, further inflating the stakes in what started as …

Tom Brady, NFLPA threaten Commissioner Roger Goodell with lawsuit in ‘Deflategate’

Friday, May 15, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady’s lawyers demanded that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recuse himself from the Super Bowl MVP’s “Deflategate” appeal and threatened to go to court unless the four-game suspension is overturned. Laying out the grounds for dismissing …

Perjury charge dropped against Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee

Friday, May 15, 2015

FALL RIVER — A perjury charge was dropped Friday against the fiancee of former New England Patriots star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez. Shayanna Jenkins had pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors had said she lied dozens of times to …

Prosecutors want to drop Hernandez fiancee’s perjury case

Thursday, May 14, 2015

FALL RIVER (AP) — Massachusetts prosecutors asked a judge Thursday to drop a perjury charge against the fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez as part of an immunity deal. Prosecutors filed a motion to dismiss the case against Shayanna Jenkins, citing her testimony against Hernandez …

Gene Collier: NFL commissioner surely enjoys his paydays, but not much else

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Just one more tumultuous summer separates Roger Goodell from his 10th season as NFL commissioner, but he’s already set a career record that might never be broken. That’s the record for Most Phone Conversations That Started Essentially Like …

Falcons owner Arthur Blank says failure to admit mistakes hurt Patriots

Thursday, May 14, 2015

ATLANTA — Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Thursday there is a “general feeling” that the Patriots’ failure to acknowledge mistakes added to the punishment they received for deflating footballs. Blank stressed while at a community improvement event that …

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to personally hear Tom Brady’s suspension appeal

Thursday, May 14, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — 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 …

Tom Brady’s fill-in: 2nd-year QB Jimmy Garoppolo in line to take over

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — As a junior in high school, Jimmy Garoppolo studied video of Tom Brady. As a rookie in the NFL, he watched the superstar in practice. He looked and learned. In the 2015 opener, the spectator will …

NFLPA to use noted labor lawyer Jeffrey Kessler in Tom Brady appeal

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

NEW YORK — Noted labor attorney Jeffrey Kessler will aid in the players’ union’s planned appeal of Tom Brady’s suspension. The New England Patriots quarterback was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the 2015 season for his role in the deflating of footballs. He …

NFL investigator says he found direct evidence against Brady

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

NEW YORK — 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, …