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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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Robert Kraft on Patriots’ lost 1st-round pick: ‘Ask our fine commissioner’ 03.25.16 at 5:15 pm ET
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Robert Kraft commented again Thursday night on the Patriots' lost draft picks. (Ed Mulholland/USA Today Sports)

Robert Kraft commented again Thursday night on the Patriots’ lost draft picks. (Ed Mulholland/USA Today Sports)

It’s been a busy week for Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

Kraft spent the beginning of the week in Florida for the NFL’s owners meetings where he said he sent a letter to commissioner Roger Goodell requesting the Patriots get their first-round pick back lost because of Deflategate. Then two days later, Goodell said the Patriots would not be getting back the pick.

Thursday night Kraft was at Team IMPACT’s Game-Day Gala in Boston and he was asked again about the pick.

“You’ll have to ask our fine commissioner about it. We’ve done everything we can do,” Kraft said via CSNNE’s Phil Perry.

The Patriots’ first pick in next months draft will be at No. 60 overall.

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Chris Russo to Kirk Minihane: Deflategate punishment was more about Robert Kraft than Tom Brady 03.23.16 at 3:59 pm ET
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Chris Russo

Chris Russo

On this week’s edition of Kirk Minihane’s “Enough About Me” podcast, Sirius XM radio host Chris “Mad Dog” Russo said he has spoken with nine NFL owners who told him that the Deflategate discipline handed down by commissioner Roger Goodell was more about punishing Patriots owner Robert Kraft than quarterback Tom Brady.

“They want to get TV ratings,” Russo told Minihane, then proceeding to spell out the thought process of the owners he spoke with.

“’Do you think we want Goodell to suspend the best player in the league? Its star? For the first four games of the regular season, which includes a game against the Cowboys and the first opening Thursday night game of the year?

“‘We got Kraft. We don’t like Kraft. We got him already. We nailed him for a million dollars, and he lost a first-round pick and a fourth-round pick. And we made sure that Kraft did not appeal it because we all bombarded him at the owners’ meetings and said, ‘Bob, you’ve got no support here. Do what you have to do. You have no support. Nobody is going to back you up.’ ”

He added: “So Kraft took the sword and that was the end of it. ‘We didn’t need Brady, too. We got Kraft.’ ”

The latest edition of “Enough About Me” with Russo will be posted to WEEI.com on Thursday.

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Roger Goodell: ‘No changes’ in Deflategate discipline of Patriots at 11:17 am ET
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Roger Goodell doesn't see the Patriots getting their first-round pick back. (Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Roger Goodell doesn’t see the Patriots getting their first-round pick back. (Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he did receive the letter from Robert Kraft regarding the possibility of the Patriots getting their Deflategate draft picks back, but he said Tuesday there will be “no changes to the discipline” regarding the case.

The commissioner, speaking at the owners’ meetings in Florida, confirmed he did get the letter from Kraft asking for the league to return the first-round pick, and he responded. However don’t look for him to be changing his mind, saying he didn’t believe there was any new information that would lead him to believe that New England would get the picks back.

“There will be no changes to the discipline,” Goodell said, who added that he was not aware of any possibility of the league setting out of court with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

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Jonathan Kraft explains why Patriots didn’t sue NFL over Deflategate 03.22.16 at 2:07 pm ET
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Jonathan Kraft

Jonathan Kraft

Over the last few months and most recently this week, many have wondered why the Patriots, specifically Robert Kraft, haven’t done more against the NFL to get their first-round pick back that they lost because of Deflategate.

On Monday, Kraft said about a month ago he sent a letter to Roger Goodell requesting the team get the pick back, but even with that Patriots fans seemed to want more.

Speaking with CSNNE’s Tom E. Curran on Tuesday, Jonathan Kraft admitted he feels the same anger as Patriots fans over the matter.

“We empathize greatly with their feelings and I can tell you that we are extremely angry, disappointed, confused,” team president Jonathan Kraft said to Curran in an interview for “Quick Slants,” which will air Tuesday night.

The Krafts and the Patriots could have sued the league over the matter with the hope of getting their picks back, but Jonathan explained why the Patriots didn’t go that route.

“You can go to court, but when you sign up to be a part of this league you agree essentially not to sue the league,” Jonathan said. “But even if you did go to court, you go to court you win money damages. It’ll take longer than the time before the draft happens and the money isn’t the issue here, the issue is getting your draft pick back and at some point you have to realize it’s not gonna happen and the best revenge will be putting the best team on the field next year and hopefully having a very successful season.”

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