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Kraft Says Patriots Played By Rules, Demands Apology From League If No Wrongdoing Found

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 27 / 15

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft yesterday addressed the Deflategate controversy for the first time and "strongly expressed his belief that no league rules were broken" during the Patriots-Colts AFC Championship, according to Michael Whitmer of the BOSTON GLOBE. Kraft read from a prepared statement and t...

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