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Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s statement on Tom Brady ruling

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, shown here with Tom Brady after the Patriots Super Bowl win in February,  released a statement Thursday after a judge nullified the league’s suspension of Brady. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, shown here with Tom Brady after the Patriots Super Bowl win in February, released a statement Thursday after a judge nullified the league’s suspension of Brady. (AP Photo/David Goldman) AP

The New England Patriots released this statement from Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft on Thursday’s decision by Judge Richard Berman to nullify the NFL’s four-game suspension of quarterback Tom Brady:

“As I have said during this process and throughout his Patriots career, Tom Brady is a classy person of the highest integrity. He represents everything that is great about this game and this league. Yet, with absolutely no evidence of any actions of wrongdoing by Tom in the Wells report, the lawyers at the league still insisted on imposing and defending unwarranted and unprecedented discipline. Judge Richard Berman understood this and we are greatly appreciative of his thoughtful decision that was delivered today. Now, we can return our focus to the game on the field.”

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