DEFLATEGATE: Robert Kraft ‘Reluctantly’ Accept NFL’s Punishment In Press Conference
Even though he disagrees NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's four-game suspension of Tom Brady and the team's loss of first and fourth-round draft picks (and the $1 million fine), Robert Kraft will "reluctantly" accept the League's punishment.
"We have concentrated in the office of the commissioner power of adjudication of problems and, although I might disagree with what commissioner decided, I do have respect for the way you that he's drawing what he believes to be in the best interest of the full 32. In that spirit, I don't wanna continue the rare wreck so in that spirit, I don't want has gone on for will last for to continue the rhetoric that's months under an excerpt rule what way gone on for the last four months. I'm going to reluctantly accept what he has given to us not continue this dialogue in round rock what he has given to us and not and we want appeal continue this dialog and now rhetoric and we won't appeal."
The NFL's spring meetings brought Kraft and Goodell together last night, where they apparently squashed the beef that had been brewing as Brady's camp singled out the commissioner as particularly incapable of rendering a just decision on the matter. As per Adam Schefter, Kraft's acceptance of the ruling does not mean that the plug has been pulled on Brady's appeal.
Robert Kraft says Patriots will not appeal discipline against his team, reluctantly. Tom Brady's appeal of his 4-game suspension will go on.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 19, 2015
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