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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 …

As an organization, Patriots are no strangers to controversy

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Before we had Deflategate, there was Spygate. Has any professional coach — a hugely successful professional coach, mind you — ever been so tied to cheating or bending the rules? Bill Belichick is the “gate” coach, linked more …

NFL ‘deflate-gate’ investigation: Patriots employees probably deflated balls

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

NEW YORK — An NFL investigation released Wednesday said that New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs used in the AFC Championship and that quarterback Tom Brady was probably “at least generally aware” of the rules violations. The …

Pats tackle Nate Solder healthy at voluntary team activities

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Nate Solder was blindsided by the news. Cancer. He had just turned 26. At 6-foot-8 and 320 pounds, he was in excellent condition. Tom Brady depended on his left tackle to protect him. But after a …

Patriots reinforce defensive line on draft’s final day

Sunday, May 3, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick again traded down to get an extra pick Saturday, and the Pats bolstered their offensive and defensive lines by picking linemen with five of their first six picks. New England, which had eight picks on the third day of the …

Patriots take Stanford defensive back Richards in 2nd round

Friday, May 1, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Safety Jordan Richards is hoping to continue his education when he leaves Stanford to play for Bill Belichick and the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. “I just want to learn and I’m going to go there and try and be a sponge and soak …

Patriots choose Texas defensive tackle Malcom Brown in first round

Friday, May 1, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots drafted Texas defensive tackle Malcom Brown on Thursday night, hoping they’ve found a replacement for five-time Pro Bowler Vince Wilfork. The defending Super Bowl champions took Brown with the 32nd and final pick of the first round after he had been expected …

Patriots need CB help in draft after losing Revis, Browner

Monday, April 27, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — An unheralded cornerback saved the Super Bowl for the New England Patriots. Now they need two starters at that position to help them defend their title. The two they had last season left in free agency …

Super Bowl champion Patriots honored at White House

Thursday, April 23, 2015

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama honored the New England Patriots for winning the Super Bowl despite a “huge distraction” and “media circus” over underinflated footballs in their conference championship game. Obama recognized the NFL champions Thursday during a …

Victim’s mom to move ahead with suit against Aaron Hernandez

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

BOSTON — The mother of a man slain by former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is moving forward with a lawsuit against him, and her lawyer said Wednesday that his first step is to figure out how …

Steelers-Patriots to open 2015 schedule on a Thursday night

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NEW YORK — Among the Patriots’ rewards for winning the Super Bowl is hosting the season opener. This opposition this year is another team with championship pedigree: the Pittsburgh Steelers. New England and Pittsburgh will begin the NFL …