New England Patriots

Patriots owner Robert Kraft. (Getty Images)

Robert Kraft: Patriots Won’t Appeal Team’s Fine, Draft Penalties

Tom Brady’s appeal of a four-game suspension isn’t affected in any way.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2015


Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: May 11th-May 15th

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2015

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. (Getty Images)

View: Boston Herald Expertly Trolls Those Criticizing Patriots Following Deflategate

Why does everyone hate the Patriots?

CBS Chicago–05/13/2015

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

NFL Suspends Tom Brady For 4 Games, Strips Away 2 Draft Picks From Patriots

The league suspended the Super Bowl MVP Monday for the first four games of the season, fined the Patriots $1 million and took away two draft picks as punishment for deflating footballs used in the AFC title game. Brady’s agent, Don Yee, said “the discipline is ridiculous and has no legitimate basis” and that Brady will appeal.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2015

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Deflategate Deflates Our Brains

Perhaps we care too much about this topic.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2015

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Superficial ‘Scandal’ Distracts From Real NFL Problems

The NFL protects its shield, in obvious and subtle manners.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2015

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

NFL Finds Patriots Employees Probably Deflated Balls

Tom Brady was “at least generally aware” of the rules violations.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2015

Aaron Hernandez in 2013. (Getty Images)

After Conviction, Many Court Cases Left For Aaron Hernandez

Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2015

Aaron Hernandez in 2013. (Getty Images)

Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty Of First-Degree Murder

The conviction carries a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2015

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Who Is Ted Wells? 4 Things To Know About The “DeflateGate” Investigator

Ted Wells. Have you heard of him? If you haven’t, you might want to make yourself familiar with him because he might be the single-most important person in the NFL right now.


Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Super Bowl XLIX Outshines NFL’s Bad Year

The Super Bowl was what an NFL game is supposed to look and feel like.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2015

Patriots defensive back Malcolm Butler, right, makes the interception to seal a Super Bowl win against the Seahawks. (Getty Images)

Tom Brady Wants To Give His MVP Truck To Malcolm Butler

Butler made the big play with a last-minute interception to seal the Super Bowl win.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2015

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Pete Carroll Stands By Decision To Pass With Super Bowl On The Line

Seattle was burned when it didn’t give Marshawn Lynch the ball at the 1-yard line.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2015

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, center. (Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

5 Hilarious Memes Wondering Why Marshawn Lynch Didn’t Get The Ball

The Internet is wondering why Lynch isn’t the guy from the 1-yard line.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2015

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Super Bowl Garners Record Overnight Rating

The Super Bowl drew a 49.7 rating in the largest media markets, Nielsen said.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2015

Patriots defensive back Malcolm Butler, right, makes the interception to seal a Super Bowl win against the Seahawks. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: How’d That Happen?

Marshawn Lynch never got a chance from the 1-yard line, and the Seahawks paid for it.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2015

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. (Getty Images)

Tom Brady Rallies Patriots To Come-From-Behind Super Bowl Win

The duo of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick won their fourth Super Bowl ring.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2015

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01: Cameron Fleming #71 of the New England Patriots celebrates with teammates after defeating the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Patriots defeated the Seahawks 28-24. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Three Pivotal Moments In The Patriots Run To The Super Bowl

What once seemed like a fleeting dream, has become a reality, largely in part to these huge moments that set the New England Patriots on a course for Super Bowl glory.


Aaron Hernandez. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Prosecutors, Defense Present Cases In Aaron Hernandez Trial

Both sides presented their initial cases Thursday.

CBS Chicago–01/29/2015

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Ham: The Patriots’ Tangled Web Of Innocence, Lies And Cover-Ups

In a way, New England is both guilty and innocent.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2015