Patriots Owner Robert Kraft: Team Won’t Appeal Deflate-Gate Punishment

Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft announced on Monday that the team will not appeal the punishment handed down by the NFL over the Deflate-Gate scandal.

At a press conference during Tuesday’s Spring League Meeting, Kraft told the media that he doesn’t, “want to continue the rhetoric… I’m going to accept, reluctantly, what [Goodell] has given to us. We won’t appeal.”

In the wake of the Wells Report, the NFL fined New England $1 million — the largest fine in league history — and stripped the team of its first-round pick in the 2016 draft and its fourth-round pick in 2017. Additionally, quarterback Tom Brady was suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season, without pay. (RELATED: Megalomaniac Roger Goodell Suspends Tom Brady For Refusing To Stroke His Ego)

Though Kraft and the Patriots are not appealing the team suspension, the NFL Players Association confirmed Brady is still appealing his individual suspension. (RELATED: Donald Trump Thinks Tom Brady Should Sue The NFL For Defamation)

[h/t: NFL]

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