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Tedy Bruschi admits Boston Marathon medal 'right up there' with Super Bowl ring

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Tedy Bruschi admits Boston Marathon medal 'right up there' with Super Bowl ring

Tedy Bruschi had a phenomenal NFL career with the New England Patriots that included three Super Bowl championships, but finishing the Boston Marathon for the third time Monday might rank just as high on his list of accomplishments. 

Bruschi himself even compared his Super Bowl rings to his 2019 Boston Marathon medal after finishing Monday's race.

Here's some footage of the 45-year-old Bruschi running the rain-soaked course. He completed the race in 4:35:35.

The former Patriots linebacker ran the marathon all three times as part of Tedy's Team, which is raising money for heart disease and stroke research. Bruschi suffered a stroke in February of 2005, but was able to recover and re-joined the Patriots during the 2005 campaign. He retired after the 2008 season, ending a 13-year career.

Monday's marathon was Bruschi's final time running the race.

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Patrons of Robert Kraft-linked spa file lawsuit to block video release

Patrons of Robert Kraft-linked spa file lawsuit to block video release

It appears Florida prosecutors have another legal battle on their hands relating to the recent prostitution scandal.

A group of men and women have filed a federal class action lawsuit claiming they were illegally videotaped receiving lawful messages at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Fla., where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is accused of soliciting prostitution.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of 31 unidentified John and Jane Does, none of whom were charged with a crime. The defendants claim that Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg and the Jupiter Police Department unlawfully obtained warrants to install video cameras at the Orchids of Asia spa then invaded their privacy by filming their spa visits in late January.

"It is horrific when you think about the scenario," said Joseph Tacopina, the attorney who filed the suit, via the Associated Press. "It is akin to going to a bathroom. You are in a state of undress and you are being surreptitiously recorded and that recording is now subject to disclosure and being disseminated around the internet.

"It is an abomination of any form of privacy rights and constitutional rights."

In addition to seeking unspecified punitive and monetary damages, the suit wants the video evidence blocked from public release and eventually destroyed.

Kraft's lawyers have the same desire to keep the videos under wraps. Aronberg's office said last week it was obligated to make the videos public, but a judge ordered to block their release until at least a hearing after Kraft's legal team accused the state attorney's office of prosecutioral misconduct.

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The Best at 32: Top NFL Draft picks taken with 32nd selection

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The Best at 32: Top NFL Draft picks taken with 32nd selection

The Patriots will have a long wait on Thursday night before they are on the clock for their first pick of the 2019 NFL Draft.

It's a position they've found themselves in before. This will be the fourth time in the last 15 years that they've owned the 32nd overall pick. (It would have been the fifth time, but DeflateGate cost them a first-round pick in 2017.)

Will Bill Belichick be able to find some top-tier talent? Tom E. Curran looked at past drafts, and found that some teams have managed to strike gold with pick number 32, though it's far from a sure bet.

Check out Tom's list of the Top 15 players taken at No. 32 overall.>>>>

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