Think the other 31 teams in the NFL aren’t too happy with the success of the reigning Super Bowl champ New England Patriots? Did they lobby commissioner Roger Goodell to come down hard on them in the “Deflategate” case?
Pats owner Robert Kraft seems to think so, saying as much at a recent Bloomberg event.
“Well, I don’t hold grudges, but I also don’t forget anything,” Kraft said, per Pro Football Talk.
“Envy and jealousy are incurable diseases. If I had never won a Super Bowl — I’m going into my 24th season as an owner. I’m passionate about owning a football team in my hometown. If I hadn’t won, I would be so angry at our folks and thinking about what can I do to do it. So, our competitors, I understand how they brought pressure on the league office to be very strong and not compromise on an issue that was nonsense and foolishness.”
Quarterback Tom Brady’s 4-game suspension to start off the 2016 season was seen as pretty Draconian to many, but as we know, it all turned out great in the end for the Patriots. I may even have helped them. (Jokes on you Roger)…
“He didn’t play the first four games, which is 25 percent of the season. The good news is, he took no wear and tear on his body,” Kraft said.