New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been a big supporter of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. In fact, their relationship was cause for worry that the investigation and subsequent punishment for DeflateGate would be in the Patriots favor but the opposite happened. Goodell came down hard and swift on the Patriots, fining the team $1 million, a first round draft pick in 2016, a fourth round draft pick in 2017 and star quarterback Tom Brady is suspended for the first four games. Kraft said the punishment “exceeded any reasonable expectation” and was based completely on circumstantial evidence. Now Kraft and Goodell’s relationship is reportedly inextricably broken.
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