BREAKING: ESPN to publish hit piece tomorrow about rift between Brady, Belichick, Kraft

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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.

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.

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