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Report: 3 NFL owners unhappy with Robert Kraft following amicus brief filing supporting Tom Brady 05.26.16 at 6:29 pm ET
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According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, three NFL owners have expressed “extreme disappointment” in Robert Kraft and the Patriots after they filed an amicus brief on behalf of Tom Brady and the NFLPA in the quarterback’s appeal of the Second Circuit pertaining to his four-game Deflategate suspension.

Cole says the owners view the move by the Patriots and Kraft as a publicity stunt to get more fans back on their side. He adds the owners don’t believe Kraft was serious with the filing as it goes against commissioner Roger Goodell’s ability to punish players and undermines the league’s CBA.

One owner told Cole if Kraft thought it mattered he and the team wouldn’t have made the filing.

The Patriots filed the amicus brief on Wednesday supporting Brady and the NFLPA.

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Robert Kraft laments league handling of Deflategate while showing support for QB Tom Brady 05.24.16 at 7:28 pm ET
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Patriots owner Robert Kraft lamented the NFL’s handling of Deflategate on Tuesday, saying the “whole thing has been mishandled” while expressing support for Tom Brady.

“We’ve been behind [Brady]. The whole thing has been mishandled in my opinion,” Kraft told NFL Media’s Judy Battista while at the league meetings. “It’s unfortunate and we hope he prevails.”

On Monday, Brady’s legal team filed for a rehearing of his suspension case against the NFL before the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York.

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Cyrus Jones has lines down Pat: ‘Do anything I can to help this team win games, get another Super Bowl’ 05.06.16 at 2:08 pm ET
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The sky is the limit for Cyrus Jones on the Patriots. (Mike Petraglia/WEEI.com)

The sky is the limit for Cyrus Jones on the Patriots. (Mike Petraglia/WEEI.com)

FOXBORO — The career of Clamp Clampington is off to a perfect start in New England.

The cornerback also known as Cyrus Jones made his public debut Friday at Gillette Stadium, less than 24 hours after arriving in town.

He made his way to Foxboro for team meetings Friday morning and to be assigned his locker and his new No. 24. Then he made his wait out to the field he hopes to be starring on in a few months where his boss’s boss Robert Kraft introduced him by both his given name and the moniker his friend gave him.

“We’re very excited to have him here and I was asking him if there was some connection that we could have between the two of us, going back to when Jerod Mayo said, ‘Mayo and Kraft go well together,'” Kraft said, relaying his conversation with the new Patriots DB. “He said Clamp and Kraft go well together, and I guess Clamp Clampington is a name that your best friend gave you. So, without any further ado it’s my great pleasure to introduce number 24, Cyrus Jones.”

Jones then made it clear he couldn’t be happier to be with the four-time Super Bowl champs.

“Unbelievable. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else, honestly. It’s a dream come true. Being in the best program in the National Football League, best organization should I say,” said Jones, still transitioning from Alabama to the pros. “Great ownership, great coaching, great locker room. I’m excited.

“It’s been a whirlwind. Just hearing my name called. It’s been a dream of mine since I was a little kid and first picked up a football. And just to know my hard work paid off and to have Coach Belichick and Mr. Kraft see something in me to want to give me an opportunity to come make this football team better, it means the world to me.”

With Friday’s media obligations and photo shoots out of the way, he can focus on why the Patriots made him the 60th overall pick in this year’s draft.

“It’s just time to play football now. It’s time to come out here and win games,” he said. “There’s no more running around in tights and running 40s and stuff like that. It’s time to put on the pads and get after it. I can’t wait.”

What can he bring right away to New England as a rookie?

“I think I just bring a versatile playmaker, a competitor, a smart player and team-first guy always. I just want to do anything I can to help this team win games and get another Super Bowl,” he said.

“Football is everything to me. I eat, sleep and breathe it. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. My plan is just to come in here, be humble, work hard from Day 1 and earn the respect of the veterans in the locker room and earn the trust of my coaches. Get out there with any opportunities that I’m given and make the best of it to try to make this team better.”

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Lawsuit asks federal court to dismiss Patriots fans’ case over lost Deflategate draft pick 05.05.16 at 11:21 am ET
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According to sports law attorney Daniel Wallach, a lawsuit has asked the federal court to dismiss the Patriots fans’ lawsuit against the NFL over the lost draft pick because of Deflategate.

“We took unprecedented action — never pursued by any other team — to challenge conclusions on which NFL’s penalties were based,” the lawsuit said via Wallach.

Last month, the fans filed a lawsuit demanding the NFL return the first-round draft pick taken from the team as punishment for Deflategate. The suit seeked no monetary compensation. Late last month a federal judge called the suit “plainly without merit.”

[UPDATE 1:40 p.m.: After getting further clarification on the matter, Robert Kraft was never quoted. The above quote was in the lawsuit where Kraft is listed, but is not a quote from him. Any assumption that the Patriots and Kraft are on the NFL’s side with losing draft picks is not true.]

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Robert Kraft, Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola attend Gisele Bundchen book launch party with Tom Brady 05.01.16 at 5:22 pm ET
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Devin McCourty’s wedding wasn’t the only Patriots-related event Saturday night.

Gisele Bundchen celebrated her book launch with a party at The Bowery Hotel in New York City. Besides her husband Tom Brady, Patriots owner Robert Kraft and wide receivers Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman attended the event, courtesy of Gisele’s publicist Amber Clapp on Instagram.

Many have wondered about Brady and Kraft’s relationship with the Deflategate saga, but Kraft offered his support for Brady Friday night at a draft party at Gillette and with him attending this event, it shows the two are just fine.

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Robert Kraft says he and Tom Brady on ‘same page’ with Deflategate case 04.29.16 at 10:00 pm ET
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Robert Kraft said he and Tom Brady are on the "same page" when it comes to Deflategate. (Kevin Jairaj/USA Today Sports)

Robert Kraft said he and Tom Brady are on the “same page” when it comes to Deflategate. (Kevin Jairaj/USA Today Sports)

FOXBORO — For those who thought there may be some disconnect between Tom Brady and the Patriots with Deflategate, it appears that isn’t the case — at least according to owner Robert Kraft.

According to Bob Socci, Kraft spoke on the matter at a draft party event at Gillette Stadium Friday night. Kraft said he and Brady have been in “constant communication” and are on the “same page.”

Kraft added: “We always have and always will have Tom’s back.”

The Patriots showed their support for the quarterback on social media Thursday night by changing their pictures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to Brady jerseys.

Brady got his four-game suspension reinstated by the appeals court last Monday.

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Roger Goodell has spoken to Robert, Jonathan Kraft since Monday’s Deflategate ruling 04.28.16 at 10:58 am ET
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Roger Goodell says he has spoken with Robert and Jonathan Kraft since Monday's court ruling. (Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports)

Roger Goodell says he has spoken with Robert and Jonathan Kraft since Monday’s court ruling. (Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports)

It appears Robert and Jonathan Kraft have put Monday’s court ruling reinstating Tom Brady’s four-game suspension behind them — at least according to Roger Goodell.

On CBS This Morning, Goodell said he has spoken to both Robert and Jonathan Kraft since Monday’s ruling and they are “moving forward” focusing on league matters.

“Yes, I have,” Goodell said. “I’ve spoken to Robert Kraft, Jonathan Kraft on several occasions on several different matters. Yes, we are moving forward. We have a lot to do. There are a lot of challenges, a lot of positive things and a lot of things we want to accomplish.”

At least in Goodell’s mind, the Deflategate matter is over.

“This is a decision we reached last summer,” he said. “It was the right decision according to the court of appeals. This is the end of the matter. We’re moving forward and focusing on the draft bringing all these prospects into the league tonight and over the weekend.”

Goodell also responded to Drew Brees’ claim earlier this week that he doesn’t trust any NFL-led investigation.

“It’s very simple. In this case we had an independent council look at this case,” Goodell said. “They went through all the facts. We did not participate directly in that. We cooperated, of course. We looked for cooperation from the team and the other individuals. We got some of that. There was an independent investigation on this and an independent report that was presented to me. That is what we based the judgement on and then we had a hearing. We had a process that is articulated in our collective bargaining agreement that has been there for several decades.”

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