New England Patriots

NFL Investigator Says He Found Direct Evidence Against Tom Brady

The lawyer who investigated the New England Patriots says that he had found direct, not just circumstantial, evidence to show quarterback Tom Brady knew about employees deflating footballs.

Ted Wells said on a conference call Tuesday that his findings would have been enough to convince a jury in a civil trial under the "preponderance of evidence" standard.

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NFL: Patriots Probably Deflated Footballs

By Jim McCoy Wed 6th May SportsDeflate-gateNew England Patriots

An NFL investigation has found that New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs and that quarterback Tom Brady was "at least generally aware" of the rules violations.

The NFL began the investigation after the Patriots won the AFC Championship game in January, when the Indianapolis Colts complained that several footballs were under inflated.

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Tuesday Sports Minute: Super Bowl Media Day, Deflategate, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Tue 27th January SportsNBANew England PatriotsSuper Bowl 49
PHOENIX (AP) - This is media day at the Super Bowl. The players from the Seahawks and Patriots are gathering separately at U.S. Airways Center, the home of the Phoenix Suns, for massive interview sessions. The event officially kicks off Super Bowl week with the championship game this Sunday. CHANDLER, Ariz.Read More »

Did The Patriots Use Underinflated Footballs?

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says the NFL is investigating whether the Patriots deflated footballs used in their AFC championship game victory over the Colts. McCarthy said Monday morning he cannot provide any other information now. The inquiry was first reported by the website for WTHR-TV in Indiana, citing an unnamed source. The NFL rule book says "it is the responsibiRead More »

Former Colts, 49ers Receiver Signs With Patriots

By Jim McCoy Fri 4th October SportsAustin CollieNew England PatriotsNFL
Austin Collie is excited about his opportunity with the New England Patriots. The wide receiver, signed on Thursday to help bolster a youthful receiving corps, is also in awe of the culture he now is a part of. "There's not many places where you go in and you can just tell winning is expected here," Collie said.Read More »

Lawsuit Alleges New England's Hernandez Shot Man In The Face

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is being sued in South Florida by a man claiming Hernandez shot him in the face after an argument at a bar. The lawsuit filed late Wednesday by Alexander Bradley comes as police in New England investigate Hernandez's possible connection to the death of 27-year-old semi-pro player Odin Lloyd. Bradley claims in the lawsuit he and HernaRead More »

Tebow Signs With Patriots, Former Coach Wishes Him Well

Tim Tebow finally has a new team. The New England Patriots announced the signing of the popular, but oft-maligned, unorthodox quarterback on Tuesday, six weeks after he was cut by the New York Jets and just in time for the start of the three-day minicamp that runs through Thursday. "Anything we do, we feel is in the best interests of the team," coach Bill Belichick said at a Read More »


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