Clete Blakeman

Tom Brady
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John Tomase
January 21, 2018 - 10:31 pm
If you're looking for reasons to believe the fix is in and it favors the Patriots, NFL referee Clete Blakeman provided some grist for that conspiratorial mill on Sunday. As the final seconds ticked off New England's 24-20 victory over the Jaguars in the AFC title game -- a contest in which the...
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Clete Blakeman and Tom Brady
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John Tomase
January 17, 2018 - 11:58 am
The Patriots don't play the Jaguars until Sunday, but it's never too early to start blaming the referees, and this weekend's assignments should send a shudder down the spine of Patriots fans. Clete Blakeman's crew gets the game, and it's possible no ref has been tougher on the team's bottom line in...
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Ryan Hannable
September 27, 2017 - 8:28 pm
FOXBORO -- When the Patriots last played the Panthers -- Nov. 18, 2013 -- Tom Brady did not leave the field a happy camper. The Patriots lost 24-20 after Rob Gronkowski appeared to be interfered with in the end zone in the closing seconds. Referee Clete Blakeman's crew threw a flag on the play, but...
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January 20, 2016 - 11:10 am
[caption id="attachment_105003" align="alignright" width="350"] Clete Blakeman has reportedly been named as the referee for Super Bowl 50. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)[/caption] Crete Blakeman, who played a central role in a pair of Patriots' related controversies over the last year-plus, will...
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Mike Petraglia
December 28, 2015 - 8:33 am
[caption id="attachment_103603" align="alignright" width="400"] The Jets were surprised Bill Belichick elected to kick off to open overtime. (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)[/caption] There were countless memes all over the internet almost instantly after Matthew Slater reacted to referee Clete...
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December 23, 2015 - 3:00 am
[caption id="attachment_103381" align="alignright" width="350"] Clete Blakeman has a history with the Patriots. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)[/caption] Clete Blakeman will work as the referee for Sunday's Patriots-Jets game at MetLife Stadium, per Footballzebras.com. This will be...
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October 07, 2015 - 7:39 am
[caption id="attachment_98547" align="alignright" width="350"] Clete Blakeman will work as the referee for Sunday's Patriots-Cowboys game. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)[/caption] FOXBORO -- Clete Blakeman will work as the referee for Patriots-Cowboys on Sunday, according to Footballzebras.com...
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August 27, 2015 - 6:37 pm
[caption id="attachment_96191" align="alignright" width="350"] Clete Blakeman will work Friday's Patriots-Panthers game. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)[/caption] Clete Blakeman will work as the referee for Friday's Patriots-Panthers preseason game in Charlotte, according to Footballzebras.com...
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Mike Petraglia
November 22, 2013 - 11:51 am
FOXBORO -- The leg-whip that injured star defensive end Charles Johnson has - as expected - hit Marcus Cannon in the wallet. The NFL announced Friday they have hit the Patriots starting right tackle with a fine of $15,750 for his play on Johnson in the second half of Monday's game against Carolina...
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Mike Petraglia
November 20, 2013 - 6:57 am
FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick said his piece about what he felt about the non-call at the end of Monday night's game immediately afterward. He has no plans of publicly addressing it any further. The Patriots coach was asked several times by NFL Network reporter Albert Breer if he's contacted the league...
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