Ever since Patriots owner Robert Kraft announced he would not appeal the penalties Roger Goodell handed to the organization as part of the Deflategate scandal, he has not changed his stance.
When Kraft did this, it was widely speculated that he was doing it in hopes that the commissioner would cut Tom Brady's four-game suspension entirely. That speculation had been refuted by a number of people, including Kraft and the commissioner. But really, who knows what's true and what isn't?
A tweet by one Larry King may re-fuel that speculation, though. Kraft apparently spoke to King and said that he hoped he helped Brady by accepting the punishment.
Spoke to Robert Kraft today. The @Patriots owner said he won't challenge the NFL over penalties & hopes that may somehow benefit Tom Brady.— Larry King (@kingsthings) May 23, 2015
I, like many Patriots supporters, am optimistic this was the reason Kraft decided to take the penalties. We'll probably never know the truth, and we'll have to wait and see what comes of Brady's hearing. A date for the hearing has yet to be announced.
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