Kraft-Goodell relationship frayed by NFL investigation

Kraft-Goodell relationship frayed by NFL investigation

Robert Kraft has repeatedly stood up for Roger Goodell, supporting the NFL commissioner's high salary, playing a key role in ending the 2011 lockout, even vouching for his friend amid missteps in the Ray Rice domestic violence case.

Montreal Alouettes sign openly gay defensive end Michael Sam

May 22
Michael Sam has found a pro football job. In Canada.

Packers sign 3rd-round pick Ty Montgomery

May 21
The Green Bay Packers signed third-round pick Ty Montgomery on Thursday.
Vikings
May 21

Appeals court backs $50M settlement in NFL retirees case

A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's approval of a $50 million settlement in a lawsuit over publicity rights for retired NFL players.
West Metro
May 21

Vikings creating tech infrastructure to match scope of stadium

At the heart of the Vikings’ gameday fan plan is the concept of connectivity — to the Vikings’ brand, the players, each other.
Vikings
May 17

Scoggins: Tarkenton to today, QBs vary on preference in footballs

Fran Tarkenton never paid attention to whether the footballs were too heavy, too light or just right. 'All of our footballs were hard,' he said.
Vikings
May 15
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12)

NFL commissioner to hear Tom Brady's appeal

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday night he will personally hear the suspension appeal of Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, who challenged the league's punishment for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC championship game.
Vikings
May 15

Ex-Gophers running back David Cobb signs contract with Titans

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with fourth-round pick Jalston Fowler and fifth-round pick David Cobb, bringing six of their nine picks under contract.
Sports
May 14

Favre: What Brady did is not 'cheating'

Brett Favre weighed in on Fox News' "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren" Wednesday night.
Twins
May 12

Souhan blog: Sympathy for Goodell

Roger Goodell was stuck with a terrible conundrum regarding Tom Brady and the Patriots.
Vikings
May 12

Tickets go on sale for Favre induction ceremony

Proceeds from ticket sales to watch Brett Favre's induction into the Green Bay Packers' Hall of Fame on the Lambeau Field video boards will benefit his charity — Favre 4 Hope.
Nfl
May 12

Scoggins: Goodell pumps himself up with 'Deflategate' ruling

Commissioner Roger Goodell dropped the hammer on Tom Brady and the Patriots in a manner that smells of overreaction.
Vikings
May 9

Jaguars' Fowler remains upbeat after season-ending injury

Dante Fowler Jr. hobbled out of the locker room on crutches Saturday, his left leg heavily wrapped, and flashed a smile that rivaled those at the NFL draft last week.
Video
May 7

La'el Collins, Cowboys agree to deal

The Cowboys reached a deal with undrafted free-agent OL La'el Collins. The former LSU Tiger signed a fully guaranteed three-year, $1.65 million deal. Collins and Jerry Jones spoke on Thursday.
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Sports
May 6

Hot Takes Christmas: The best of Tom Brady and Deflategate

I’ve come to this conclusion: Whatever you think about Tom Brady and the ball-deflation controversy, there is someone out there with an opinion 10 times…
Video
May 6
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes against the Sea...

Report says Patriots deflated footballs

The NFL-commissioned investigation into the Patriots deflating footballs prior to the AFC Championship Game found that Tom Brady and two other staffers participated in violating league rules.
Nfl
May 6

'Deflategate:' Read the investigative report

Nfl
May 6

Patriots owner Kraft: Disappointed in report but 'we will accept the findings'

Here is the statement released by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft after seeing the NFL's report on the deflated football controversy. “When I addressed…
Sports
May 5

Former Vikings tight end John Carlson retires

Former Vikings tight end John Carlson, a standout at Litchfield High who went on to play for Notre Dame, abruptly retired at age 30 on…
Nfl
May 3

Hartman: Ravens, Steelers tried to select Gophers' TE Williams

After Maxx Williams wasn’t selected in Thursday’s first round of the NFL draft, the Steelers and the Ravens battled for his services in the second round.
Vikings
May 2

Three Gophers, North Dakota State player drafted on Day 3

University of Minnesota standouts Damien Wilson, David Cobb and Cedric Thompson were taken inthe fourth and fifth rounds of the NFL draft on Saturday. Wilson,…
Vikings
May 2

Lions could be looking for defensive line help on final draft day

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — General manager Martin Mayhew keeps saying the Detroit Lions are drafting the best player available. Their first three picks all…
Vikings
May 2

Bears have defensive needs on draft's final day

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — With only one defensive player chosen on the first two days of the NFL draft, the Chicago Bears could be…

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