BREAKING: ESPN to publish hit piece tomorrow about rift between Brady, Belichick, Kraft
It's no secret that ESPN isn't the biggest fan of the Patriots. And with the playoffs coming up this weekend, there couldn't be a better time for the network to take another shot at the reigning champs.
Per multiple sources (including Bleacher Report, 24/7 Sports, and Boston Sports Media Watch's Bruce Allen), the story is written by senior writer Seth Wickersham and will publish tomorrow morning at 8 AM eastern time. Apparently, the story will detail how Brady forced the Jimmy Garoppolo trade against Belichick's wishes--and that it's so damaging that some Patriots think this could be the last year the Brady-Belichick-Kraft trio remains in place.
Source: ESPN readying new hit piece on Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and Robert Kraft set to publish tomorrow morning at 8am. The topic will be a power struggle among the trio as to who deserves the most credit for the dynasty.
The article claims that the rift is so severe many Patriots feel this is the last year together for the trio. Also that Brady went to Kraft to force Belichick to trade Jimmy G. ESPN is planning a full day of promotion tomorrow for the article and its author @SethWickersham
We'll have to wait and see just how impactful the story actually is. While it seems to be serious, ESPN's history of publishing trumped-up or flat-out inaccurate stories about the Pats means that these early reports should be taken with a grain of salt until we all know more.