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Tom Brady and Robert Kraft
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John Tomase
September 25, 2017 - 12:19 pm
The Patriots, we were once memorably told, have a Trump problem. Maybe there's still time to fix it. Football's signature franchise may not have been at the forefront of the resistance over the weekend, but even its belated words carry considerable weight. No team in any sport was more tied to...
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Lucy Burdge
September 24, 2017 - 12:10 pm
The NFL’s protests of Donald Trump’s tweets started early on Sunday with the game between the Jaguars and Ravens in London. Players on both teams knelt or stood arm-in-arm during the national anthem after Donald Trump sent a barrage of tweets condemning players who kneel during the national anthem...
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Devin McCourty
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John Tomase
September 23, 2017 - 10:55 am
Since he clearly has nothing better to do, President Donald Trump on Friday night lambasted NFL players who protest the national anthem, calling anyone who does so a "son of a bitch" who should be fired during a rally in Alabama. On Saturday morning, Patriots safety Devin McCourty took to Twitter...
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John Tomase
September 22, 2017 - 12:30 am
CTE isn't a get-out-of-jail-free card. Even from the grave, Aaron Hernandez shouldn't get to play it. The former Patriots tight end, jailed for the premeditated 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, apparently had a brain crusted with the stuff. At least that's what his lawyers are claiming after filing a $20...
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Lucy Burdge
September 21, 2017 - 4:05 pm
Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, is suing the Patriots and the NFL over claims Hernandez suffered from CTE before his death from suicide in April. Jenkins-Hernandez filed the lawsuit in Massachusetts on behalf of the couple’s daughter. "Aaron had stage 3 CTE usually seen in...
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