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NYT Tweet of Patriots-Trump Photos Causes a Stir

Newspaper shows crowd comparison, but leaves out some key context

(Newser) - It's another Trump-related brouhaha over crowd size. The New York Times set this one off with a tweet of two photos, one showing the New England Patriots visiting Trump at the White House on Wednesday and another showing them visiting President Obama in 2015. The Obama crowd was much... More »

Tom Brady Is Skipping Team Visit to White House

Cites 'personal family' reasons; move is hours after Aaron Hernandez's death

(Newser) - Tom Brady will not join his New England Patriots teammates when the Super Bowl champions visit the White House on Wednesday to accept congratulations from President Trump for another NFL title. The White House said it was notified that Brady was dealing with a "personal family matter" and will... More »

Prison: Aaron Hernandez Hangs Himself in Cell

Ex-Patriot was serving a life term for murder

(Newser) - Startling news out of a Massachusetts prison: Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in his cell overnight, say authorities at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley. Hernandez, serving a life term for murder, used a bed sheet attached to the window in his cell, say the prison officials,... More »

Aaron Hernandez Acquitted in 2012 Double Murder

But the former NFL star is still serving life without parole for another murder

(Newser) - Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was found not guilty Friday of murdering two men outside a Boston nightclub in 2012, Reuters reports. But that doesn't mean the ex-New England Patriot is going to be a free man any time soon. Hernandez is currently serving life without parole for murdering... More »

Super Bowl LI to Go From Small to Big Screen

Book, movie will recount Patriots' comeback win: report

(Newser) - Super Bowl LI was one for the ages—and also one destined for the big screen, apparently. Deadline reports an upcoming book and film will recount the New England Patriots' remarkable comeback win in overtime with a focus on quarterback Tom Brady, who's now won more Super Bowls than... More »

Texas Hunts 'Most Valuable NFL Collectable' Ever

That would be the jersey Tom Brady wore to win Super Bowl, which is MIA

(Newser) - The Super Bowl is over , but JerseyGate is in full swing. QB Tom Brady, who couldn't find his game-winning jersey after the main event Sunday, suspects it was stolen from the Patriots locker room , and now Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has called in law enforcement to track it... More »

2 Patriots Skipping Visit to White House

'I don't feel accepted' in Trump's White House, McCourty says

(Newser) - New England Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty says he "doesn't feel accepted" in the White House with Donald Trump as president and that he'll be skipping the team's ceremonial visit following their stunning Super Bowl win . "With the president having so many strong opinions and... More »

Mark Wahlberg Went to Game, Left Before Epic Comeback

He says his son wasn't feeling well

(Newser) - Any Falcons fan at Sunday's Super Bowl surely felt awful afterward. But how about a Patriots fan who left early and missed the record comeback? That happened to none other than Mark Wahlberg, who attended with his wife and two sons, reports US Weekly . This video shows the Wahlbergs... More »

Brady, Patriots Complete Wild Comeback for Super Bowl Win

The Patriots trailed by as many as 25 points

(Newser) - Tom Brady has a record fifth Super Bowl win for a quarterback after the biggest comeback in the game's history, and one of the greatest catches, the AP reports. James White ran 2 yards for a touchdown on the first possession of overtime—the first in Super Bowl history—... More »

Gambler Uses Phone App to Bet $1.1M on Falcons

Patriots are favored by 3 points in the game

(Newser) - It's one thing to pull for the underdog. It's another to bet $1.1 million that they'll cover the spread in the year's biggest NFL game. Sportsbook operator CG Technology took that bet from an unnamed customer Friday, someone who thinks the Atlanta Falcons will either... More »

So Who's Going to Win the Super Bowl?

The experts are giving the edge to the New England Patriots

(Newser) - A lot of people don't know this, but there'll be an NFL football game played tomorrow amidst all the exciting Super Bowl commercials. It's true! Super Bowl LI is a showdown between the New England Patriots, who are seemingly here every other year and only lost two... More »

After 2 Blowouts, the Super Bowl Is Set

Patriots will play the Falcons on Feb. 5

(Newser) - It's the Patriots vs. the Falcons in this year's Super Bowl. Tom Brady and New England easily beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 36 to 17, while Atlanta routed the Green Bay Packers, 44-21. The championship game will be played Feb. 5 in Houston. In the New England game, the... More »

Fake Fire Alarm Wakes Up Steelers in Boston Hotel

An East Boston man not affiliated with Patriots is charged

(Newser) - If the Steelers are a wee bit groggy Sunday evening when they play the Patriots in the AFC championship game, a hotel prankster can be blamed. Police say a 25-year-old man from East Boston pulled the fire alarm at the Logan Airport Hilton, where the Steelers are staying, about 3:... More »

Steelers Coach Foiled by Facebook Live

Mike Tomlin caught on live video bad-mouthing the Patriots

(Newser) - Oh, the irony. After the Pittsburgh Steelers won Sunday night and earned the right to play the Patriots in the AFC championship, a member of the team can be heard pleading in the locker room, “Be cool on social media, man! This is about us, nobody else, man!”... More »

Court Rules Tom Brady Must Serve 4-Game Penalty

Deflategate lives on

(Newser) - A federal appeals court has ruled that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game "Deflategate" suspension imposed by the NFL, overturning a lower judge and siding with the league in a battle with the players union, reports the AP . Monday's decision by the 2nd US... More »

Patriots Fan's Premature Tattoo: Super Bowl 'Champs'

Burke O'Connell will be wearing pants for a while to cover up ink

(Newser) - A New England Patriots fan was a bit premature when he got a tattoo declaring the team champions of a game they never reached—yet he says he has no regrets. Burke O'Connell, 31, says he strongly believed the Patriots would win the AFC Championship and advance to the... More »

Tom Brady in Turkey Costume Scaring Kids Is Everything

A terrifying Thanksgiving tradition is born at the Brady household

(Newser) - Without a game to play on Thanksgiving, Tom Brady was forced to make his own fun. He apparently settled on scaring the crap out of his two young children while dressed in a low-rent turkey costume, E! Online reports. A video shared by the New England Patriots quarterback on his... More »

Fan Shot in Fight After Cowboys-Patriots Game

Man is in critical condition

(Newser) - A football fan in his early 40s ended up in the hospital with a critical gunshot wound Sunday night after a parking lot fight outside the Dallas Cowboys' stadium. "I didn't think he was going to pull the trigger," a witness, who says the suspect first put... More »

Massive Report Alleges Patriots' Cheating Worse Than Thought

ESPN says 'Deflategate' was 'a makeup call' for Spygate cover-up

(Newser) - In a massive ESPN report —more than 10,000 words put together based on interviews with more than 90 players, coaches, team owners, and league officials, plus "previously undisclosed private notes from key meetings"—Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham lay out their case that the... More »

Unkind Tom Brady Message on 20K Beer Cans

Sun King Brewery supplies beer to another team's stadium

(Newser) - Love Tom Brady? Then stay away from Wee Mac Scottish Ale, which has a simple message on the bottom of 20,000 cans: "Tom Brady Sux." Not surprisingly, the brewer behind the prank supplies beer to the Indianapolis Colts' home stadium, Fox News reports. "A SKB employee... More »

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