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Kraft Blasts NFL For Handling Of Brady Suspension, Calls Decision "Unfathomable"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 29 / 15

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft this morning called the NFL's decision to uphold Tom Brady's four-game suspension "unfathomable" and said the league's handling of the entire Deflategate situation has been "extremely frustrating and disconcerting." Saying he felt it was important to address the matter pr...

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