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  • Hyde: 'The Patriot Way' re-defined by NFL in Deflategate penalty

    Hyde: 'The Patriot Way' re-defined by NFL in Deflategate penalty
    Harsh but fair. Tough but just. That's the verdict on the NFL's "Deflategate" verdict, in which quarterback Tom Brady was suspended for four games and the New England Patriots were taken to the woodshed for the underinflated footballs scandal. Right...
  • Cheaters never prosper? Brady gets suspension he deserves, keeps ring

     Cheaters never prosper? Brady gets suspension he deserves, keeps ring
    With stunning severity, the NFL announced Monday it was suspending Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for four games, fining the Patriots $1 million and taking away the team's first-round draft pick in 2016 and fourth-round choice in 2017. In other words,...
  • NFL suspends Tom Brady for first four games of the season

    NFL suspends Tom Brady for first four games of the season
    The NFL suspended Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady for the first four games of the season Monday, but Brady will play the Miami Dolphins twice next season. The league also fined the New England Patriots $1 million and took away two draft picks as punishment for...
  • NFL suspends Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for first 4 games of season

    NFL suspends Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for first 4 games of season
    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 the Super Bowl MVP Monday for the first four games of the season,...
  • Excerpts From NFL's Letters To Patriots, Brady

    The NFL on Monday suspended Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady for the first four games of the upcoming season for his role in a scheme to deflate footballs used in the AFC title game. The league also fined the Patriots $1 million and took away two draft picks,...
  • Manning returns to Indy but avoids talking about Patriots

    Manning returns to Indy but avoids talking about Patriots
    INDIANAPOLIS — Peyton Manning tried to take the air out of "Deflategate" on Friday. Even the evasive Broncos quarterback couldn't make the questions disappear. Two days after The Wells Report implicated Tom Brady and two team employees for...
  • 'Deflategate' report puts Roger Goodell in quite a spot

    'Deflategate' report puts Roger Goodell in quite a spot
    The report is in on "Deflategate," but the jury is still out. It shouldn't be for long. Commissioner Roger Goodell needs to suspend Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and discipline coach Bill Belichick -- and, yes, I realize that Belichick was supposedly...
  • Dave Hyde: Time to deflate Tom Brady for four games

    Dave Hyde: Time to deflate Tom Brady for four games
    Pittsburgh, you lucky dog, you. You couldn't have timed it better. You're scheduled to face the New England Patriots in the season opener. You won't have to face quarterback Tom Brady. Nor should Buffalo in the second game. Or Jacksonville and...
  • Ed Reed helped make defensive football exciting

    Ed Reed helped make defensive football exciting
    The year was 2009, a rookie quarterback named Joe Flacco was starting in the AFC postseason and a wild-card game against the Dolphins in Miami -- an occasional place of horrors for the Ravens -- seemed like it could be the Baltimore football team's last...
  • As An Organization, Patriots Are No Strangers To Controversy

    As An Organization, Patriots Are No Strangers To Controversy
    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 closely to...
  • With 3 NFL teams and 2 stadiums at play for L.A., here are 9 possible outcomes

    With 3 NFL teams and 2 stadiums at play for L.A., here are 9 possible outcomes
    The Southwestern setting at the Arizona Biltmore was casual, but the billionaires and multimillionaires weren't — most dressed in coats and ties for three days of closed-door sessions. The 32 NFL owners were getting serious about an issue the...