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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 …

Despite $1M fine, Patriots reap profit from Brady suspension

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — A four-game suspension. A $1 million fine. The loss of first- and fourth-round draft picks. The numbers were flying after Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were hit with a trio of penalties for tampering …

MLB pumps up ball security after Tom Brady flap

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

NEW YORK — Even before Tom Brady was penalized, Major League Baseball boosted its prevent defense. As part of a new security plan this season to further safeguard game balls, an MLB representative now watches them get carried …

NFL suspends quarterback Tom Brady four games, fines New England Patriots $1 million for deflated footballs

Monday, May 11, 2015

NEW YORK - 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 …

Ex-New England TE Ben Coates: Pats will move past ‘Deflategate’

Monday, May 11, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Former New England tight end great Ben Coates has heard from too many friends recently all bashing the Patriots for deflating footballs. Hold off, Coates said Monday, pointing fingers because “honestly, stuff happened all the time” and the Patriots are looked at more harshly because …

New charge for Aaron Hernandez: witness intimidation

Monday, May 11, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots player and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez is facing another criminal charge: witness intimidation, prosecutors said Monday. Hernandez was convicted last month of killing Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancee’s sister, …

NFL suspends quarterback Tom Brady four games, fines New England Patriots $1 million for deflated footballs

Monday, May 11, 2015

NEW YORK — 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 …

Deflated-ball trick nothing new in games people play

Sunday, May 10, 2015

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 much any of …

Paul Newberry: After sullied week in sports, let’s all shower off

Friday, May 8, 2015

After a sullied week in sports, we sure could use a shower. Or at least Judge Judy. Start with Tom Brady, his fingerprints all over Deflategate but as defiant as ever. Move on to Alex Rodriguez, who passed …

Patriots QB Tom Brady says deflated footballs hasn’t detracted from title

Thursday, May 7, 2015

SALEM — 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 …

Tough-to-please Tom Brady is no dummy about legal matters

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Deflating footballs for Tom Brady is a tough job. The star quarterback is the unquestioned star in New England, but at least one Patriots employee dares to diss him. Still, workers think it’s worth doing whatever makes Brady …