Robert Kraft Says Patriots Won’t Appeal Team’s Deflategate Punishment

May 19, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft announced Tuesday the franchise won't appeal the punishment levied against it by the NFL, which included a $1 million fine and the loss of two draft picks, for the Deflategate situation. 
Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, even though quarterback Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension will move forward, Kraft said the team will "reluctantly" not be appealing the league's decision:
NESN's Doug Kyed provided more of Kraft's speech from the NFL spring league meeting currently going on in San Francisco. Kraft said he wanted to end the four-month back-and-forth going on between the Patriots and the NFL:
Also from Kyed, Kraft admitted that there were only two options on the table for him and the Patriots, and the best interests of all 32 NFL teams should take precedence over the concerns of one franchise:
Greg A. Bedard of Sports Illustrated reported that the decision not to appeal the team punishments does not co...

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