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Roger Goodell makes it official: He will hear Tom Brady’s appeal

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

NEW YORK — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made it official Tuesday: He will hear Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension. The league suspended the Patriots quarterback for his role in the use of deflated footballs by New England in its AFC championship game victory over Indianapolis in January. The players’ union said Goodell should recuse himself from hearing the appeal because he can’t be impartial and could be called …

Patriots coach Bill Belichick avoids direct answers on deflated footballs

Friday, May 29, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Coach Bill Belichick shed little light Friday in his first public remarks since the report was issued on the Patriots’ use of deflated footballs. He avoided direct answers to most of the 10 questions he was asked about Tom Brady, backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and how the team was handling the …

Rookie guards studying Patriots complex offensive system

Thursday, May 28, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots’ two rookie guards are helping each other study the team’s complex offensive schemes. They’ve already learned a much simpler strategy. No matter what the question, answer cautiously or risk the wrath of their secretive coach. Tre’ Jackson and Shaq Mason were drafted in the fourth round and …

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 …

Report: Patriots’ Nate Solder had testicular cancer surgery

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — New England Patriots left tackle Nate Solder had surgery for testicular cancer last spring then went on to start every game, including the Super Bowl victory. Teammate Matthew Slater said Tuesday he was aware of …

Rob Gronkowski parties like rock star in offseason of frivolity

Monday, April 20, 2015

NEW YORK — Rob Gronkowski has perfected how to party like a rock star. He tried to jam like one this month at a video game event — his latest pit stop in an offseason stuffed with bashes, …

In Aaron Hernandez murder case, question lingers: Why?

Friday, April 17, 2015

FALL RIVER — Aaron Hernandez had it all. Fame, as a star tight end with the New England Patriots, which took him to the Super Bowl. Fortune, with a $40 million NFL contract. Family, with a fiancee and …

After conviction, many court cases left for Aaron Hernandez

Thursday, April 16, 2015

FALL RIVER — Even after he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole, former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez is nowhere near done with his legal troubles. He still …

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez convicted of first-degree murder, sentenced to life in prison

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

FALL RIVER — 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 …

Aaron Hernandez to face Boston double murder charges next

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

FALL RIVER — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has a long legal road ahead, even after being convicted of a 2013 murder charge. Hernandez is charged in a 2012 double killing in Boston, accused in the drive-by shooting of two men he felt disrespected him at …

No verdict on Day 6 of deliberations in Aaron Hernandez case

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

FALL RIVER — After six days of deliberating, jurors went home Tuesday without reaching a verdict in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who is accused of killing the man dating his fiancee’s …

No verdict on Day 5 of deliberations in Aaron Hernandez case

Monday, April 13, 2015

FALL RIVER — Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez completed their fifth day of deliberations Monday without reaching a verdict. The jury has spent more than 27 hours deliberating whether Hernandez …