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Deflategate New England Patriots owner will not appeal, an admission of guilt?

New England Patriots Robert Kraft stated Tuesday at the Spring League Meeting in Los Angeles that the team will not appeal its punishment handed by the NFL in connection with the Deflategate. The punishment includes a $1 million fine and loss of picks in 2016 and 2017.

By accepting the discipline, does this mean admittance of guilt? What is the deeper intent of Kraft in not appealing? What is the impact of his move to the appeal of quarterback Tom Brady.

In his six minute message to the reporters, Kraft says:

“Although I might disagree with what is decided, I do have respect for the commissioner and believe that he’s doing what he perceives to be in the best interest of the full 32″So in that spirit I don’t want to continue the rhetoric that’s gone on for the past four months. I’m going to accept, reluctantly, what he has given to us and not continue this dialogue and rhetoric and we won’t appeal.”

The Patriots decision not to make an appeal seems contradiction to what Brady wants. However, the NFL Players Association executive George Atallah tweeted that the Patriots decision “will not impact” the NFLPA appeal on Brady’s suspension.

“The one thing that we can all agree upon is that the entire process has taken way too long,” Kraft said. “I don’t think anyone can believe that four months after the AFC Championship Game, we are still talking about air pressure and the PSI in footballs.”

Kraft has softened his stance on the Deflategate and he has longed to end talking about those footballs used in the AFC Championship game. However, his position might alter the response of the NFL to Brady’s suspension. Moreover, Kraft does not want to extend this Deflategate saga and he wants to move on.

Kraft’s decision not to appeal will make the NFL’s position to alleviate or lift the four-game suspension of Brady. Let’s wait for the next news on the Deflategate scandal and Tom Brady.

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