New England Patriots Owner Will Accept Deflategate Fate

Robert Kraft said during a news conference that his team would not appeal the league's ruling on the controversy surrounding their 2015 playoff triumph.
1:49 | 05/20/15

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Now to the latest on deflategate. Robert Kraft, the new England patriots' owner says he'll accept the league's punishment. But that's not stopping Tom Brady from fighting back. Tom llamas has that story. Reporter: This morning, Robert Kraft, the new England patriots' owner trying to move his team past deflategate. I don't want to continue the rhetoric that's gone on for the last four months. I'm going to accept, reluctantly, what he has given to us. Reporter: Kraft, accepting the nfl-imposed $1 million fine and loss of two draft choices as punishment for his team's use of underinflated footballs in the afc championship. Though I might disagree with what is decided, I do have respect for the commissioner. Reporter: But as for craft's star quarterback, Tom Brady. There is an elephant in the room. Where? Reporter: The super bowl mvp is still fighting the league to reverse his four-game suspension. The NFL player's association says the punishment is based on infuf evidence. Bob Kraft is taking the punishment because he wants to show respect to the commissioner's office. It doesn't affect the NFL right now. The NFL P.A. Has said it will continue to support him. Reporter: With the patriots accepting their punishment, Brady heads into the lion's den with the league's commissioner. Kraft and Goodell have even hugged it out, reports ESPN. Kraft did not address Brady's situation. He says he feels there was no hard in evidence the NFL investigation. Following the press conference, the union said Brady's appeal will move forward.

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