The day after his father, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, told the media he wrote a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell asking the league to reinstate the team’s draft picks, Jonathan Kraft spoke with CSNNE.com Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran.
The entire interview can be heard on this week’s Quick Slants the podcast.
“You can go to court, but when you sign up to be a part of this league you agree essentially not to sue the league,” Kraft told Curran. “But even if you did go to court, you go to court you win money damages. It’ll take longer than the time before the draft happens and the money isn’t the issue here, the issue is getting your draft pick back and at some point you have to realize it’s not gonna happen and the best revenge will be putting the best team on the field next year and hopefully having a very successful season.”
Curran and Phil Perry discuss the interview and Bill Belichick’s breakfast demeanor in the podcast (6:52), which can be heard by using the Sound Cloud player above, or by subscribing to CSNNE on iTunes.
Martellus Bennett is moving on from the game of football.
The former Patriots tight end announced his retirement Friday night on Twitter, stating he is shifting his focus to his multimedia production company, The Imagination Agency.
Bennett, 31, had 55 receptions for 701 yards and seven touchdowns in 16 games during the 2016 season with New England. After rejoining the Patriots in 2017, Bennett battled hamstring and shoulder injuries but did play in two games, catching six passes for 53 yards.
Bennett also played with the Cowboys, Giants, Bears, and Packers over the course of his 10-year career.
An arrest has been made in the Super Bowl week burglary at Rob Gronkowski's house.
Foxboro police announced Friday they have arrested 31-year-old Anthony Almeida, who has been charged with breaking and entering, receiving stolen property and malicious destruction of property.
The police also said they are searching for two other suspects, 26-year-old Shayne Denn and 28-year-old Eric Tyrrell.
Items taken from Gronkowski's house in the burglary included an Apple Watch, Rolex, and rare coins from the 1800s. Fortunately, those items have been recovered and Gronk will be getting them back. Police are still searching for the guns that were stolen from the house.