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There’s a lot to unpack here, so you’ll have to forgive me if I’m not sure where to begin.

So why don’t I just randomly start with the part where Reggie Wayne, former NFL player who was a total washout with the Patriots, states as fact that Tom Brady “was caught cheating this year.” That would be the same Tom Brady who was accused of cheating in one half of one game toward the end of the year two seasons ago. But I don’t want facts to get in the way of Wayne’s good story here.

Now, let’s move on to the fact that when he takes the inevitable withering fire from all directions from Patriots fans, Wayne tells them not to believe everything they read. Like, for example, The Wells Report, Reg? You, as a former dues paying member of the NFLPA make a conscious decision to swallow the fiction in a report commissioned by a league that lied to you about CTE, domestic violence cases, “bullying” in Miami, the Yahoo live-streaming numbers, making money off of honoring the troops, a million officials’ calls and your own ex-employers’ drug-addled rampages? That’s the thing you read and decide to believe?

That’s all well and good. But the real money shot here is that Reggie Wayne flat-out upped and quit on the Patriots. From CBS Sports just before the start of the season last year:

When the Patriots released Reggie Wayne on Saturday, the team did so because Wayne asked to be released. 

So why didn’t Wayne want to stay in New England? 

According to former Patriots quarterback Scott Zolak, Wayne wanted out because the former Colts receiver thought the New England’s “work environment was too tough” and playing for the Patriots was “not fun.” …

[I]t could help explain why Wayne only lasted 12 days in New England. 

Yup. There’s your problem, lady. That sound you’re hearing? That’s a bad motivator. Reggie Wayne couldn’t hack it in New England because he couldn’t take the grind, hard work, preparation and commitment it takes to play for the Patriots. So he shorthands the whole Patriots Way as “cheating.” Brady’s not better than everyone else because he’s hyper-focused and works rings around slobs like Wayne. He just leaks air out of the balls in a way no other quarterback does. That’s where all the success and the 133 passer rating in 2016 comes from.

It would be funny if it wasn’t so pathetic. But I will say this about Reggie Wayne. If he keeps the irrational Patriots hatred up, he’ll be a much bigger success on TV than he was as a player.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

Good morning, here is your Wednesday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

Good morning, here is your Wednesday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Chicago at Boston, 8 p.m. (CSN; ESPN)
NBA: Oklahoma City at LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Chicago Cubs at Cleveland, 8:08 p.m. (Fox)
NHL: Detroit at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
College football: Toledo at Akron, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Soccer: Champions: Borussia Dortmund vs. Sporting CP, 3:30 p.m. (FS2)
Soccer: Champions: Juventus vs. Olympic Lyon, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Soccer: Champions: Tottenham vs. Bayer 04 Leverkusen, 3:30 p.m. (FS1)

TUESDAY’S RESULTS:
NHL: Bruins 2, Panthers 1
NHL: Blue Jackets 3, Stars 2 
NHL: Rangers 5, Blues 0
NHL: Senators 2, Hurricanes 1
NHL: Oilers 3, Maple Leafs 2
NHL: Lightning 6, Islanders 1
NHL: Capitals 3, Jets 2
NHL: Sabres 2, Wild 1
NHL: Blackhawks 5, Flames 1
NHL: Predators 5, Avalanche 1
NHL: Ducks 4, Kings 0
NHL: Coyotes 3, Sharks 2
MLB: Cubs 9, Indians 3
NBA: Cavaliers 128, Rockets 120
NBA: Magic 103, 76ers 101
NBA: Pistons 102, Knicks 89
NBA: Pacers 115, Lakers 108
NBA: Heat 108, Kings 96
NBA: Timberwolves 116, Grizzlies 80
NBA: Bucks 117, Pelicans 113
NBA: Jazz 106, Spurs 91
NBA: Warriors 127, Trail Blazers 104

AROUND THE WEB: 

Jeurys Familia

Jeurys Familia

— Mets closer Jeurys Familia was arrested at his New Jersey home this week on charges of domestic violence.

Around 2 a.m. on Monday, police were called to Familia’s Fort Lee apartment he shares with his wife, Bianca Rivas, and 1 year-old son, Jeurys Jr., to find a victim with visible bruising and scratches.

MLB is investigating the charges.

The 27-year-old Familia was a part of an anti-domestic violence campaign this past season. He was featured in a 30-second ad for the “Not a Fan” campaign by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. In the ad, Familia says, “I’m a fan of baseball. I’m a fan of the Mets. I’m not a fan of domestic violence.”

“I am deeply disturbed by the allegations against Jeurys Familia and call on MLB to launch an immediate and thorough investigation,” said New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, who organized the Not A Fan campaign. “The Familia ads will be removed from the campaign.”

— For a few stressful moments at Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline, Brandon Marshall thought the Jets had dealt him.

Three minutes before the 4 p.m. deadline, Marshall was sitting in the green room at CBS waiting to tape an episode of “We Need to Talk” when his assistant told him he had a call from a member of the Jets organization.

Marshall freaked.

“I put my head down and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh. I’m about to get traded,’ ” the wide receiver said.

He was relieved when he heard the real reason for the call.

“He said, ‘I just want to let you know. Don’t listen to the rumors. We’re not shopping you,'” Marshall recalled.

Marshall said he almost lost it when he thought he was going to be traded.

“I was about to cry,” he said. “I literally was about to cry. I was like, ‘How am I going to go on this show and maintain myself?’ But, I’m still a Jet.”

— A University of South Carolina football fan’s celebration after the team’s win did not end well for him.

South Carolina freshman Will Mackey was so excited after the Gamecocks beat Tennessee, 24-21, on Saturday that he stormed the field thinking the other fans in the student section would join him.

When Mackey took out his phone to film himself and the supposed stampede behind him, he quickly realized he was alone in this.

Storming the field is not allowed per SEC policy and Mackey was subsequently told he will not be able to request student tickets for the rest of the season.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I was shocked. I just work here. I’m just doing my job. It is what it is. Just have to keep moving forward.” — Malcolm Butler, on the Patriots trading Jamie Collins to the Browns 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Danny Amendola (31), Jimmy Garoppolo (25)

Blog Author: 
Lucy Burdge
We check in with our weekly guest, ESPN analyst and Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer... today we focus mostly on the trade of Jamie Collins.

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We check in with our weekly guest, ESPN analyst and Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer... today we focus mostly on the trade of Jamie Collins.

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[0:01:21] ... I'm confused I'm glad you had a nice though costume heiress are Randy Moss yet have a very good human interest in one as well. What do you think the patriots traded Jamie Collins we're trying ...
[0:03:59] ... lot so fall more than what brings. We're talking ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer back to the Jamie Collins question here it seems self evident to people like me who don't understand the game. But if ...
[0:07:24] ... about some of the moves of the patriots. And they brought up Janet Jones and when he was here I didn't think he was a great player that I would describe him the way you just ...






We check in with our weekly guest, ESPN analyst and Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer... today we focus mostly on the trade of Jamie Collins.

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[0:01:21] ... I'm confused I'm glad you had a nice though costume heiress are Randy Moss yet have a very good human interest in one as well. What do you think the patriots traded Jamie Collins we're trying ...
[0:03:59] ... lot so fall more than what brings. We're talking ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer back to the Jamie Collins question here it seems self evident to people like me who don't understand the game. But if ...
[0:07:24] ... about some of the moves of the patriots. And they brought up Janet Jones and when he was here I didn't think he was a great player that I would describe him the way you just ...






Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss Jamie Collins for the majority of the day with Patriots fans as we figure out why this move had to happen now, and for what reason?
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss Jamie Collins for the majority of the day with Patriots fans as we figure out why this move had to happen now, and for what reason?
We look at four instances where Bill Belichick cut the cord on some players that clearly had enough left in their tanks to contribute.
We look at four instances where Bill Belichick cut the cord on some players that clearly had enough left in their tanks to contribute.

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