The antitrust lawsuit filed by the NFLPA* will be forever known as Brady et. al. vs. NFL et. al.
That fact is a little awkward for Tom Brady’s employers, including Patriots president Jonathan Kraft.
“Look, on a personal level, myself — and I think every member of my family — feels extremely close to Tom. I’d like to think Tom was conflicted before he made that decision, but you’d have to talk to Tom about it,” Kraft said Monday via Tom Curran of CSNNE.com. (Yes, that’s Curran doing work in the picture to the right.)
Kraft hasn’t spoken to Brady about the topic.
“He obviously feels like, I guess, that he made a business decision that was the right thing for him. I’d like to think he was conflicted in making it, but I don’t know that. I haven’t talked to him about it,” Kraft said, “so he didn’t consult me when he was making it.”
It has been theorized that NFLPA* used Brady and Peyton Manning in the case in part to make the situation as uncomfortable as possible for the NFL.
If that was the case, Kraft’s words are a pretty clear indication the strategy worked.