In a summer dominated by discussions of Aaron Hernandez, questions have been raised about whether the “Patriot Way” has gone the wrong way. But Patriots owner Robert Kraft says his franchise is still all about having good people on the team.
Kraft was asked by former Patriot Heath Evans on NFL Network what the “Patriot Way” means to him.
“It’s about trying to collect a lot of good people, having everybody in the organization on the same page; doing things in the community,” Kraft said.
Kraft said he believes the Patriots play an important role in brining their community together.
“I think people in America today, it’s not just about money,” Kraft said. “They want to be connected to something they feel is special and when they get up every day, they look forward to coming to work. We try to create an environment here that does that. We’re not always successful, but we give it our best shot.”
Kraft hopes that by the time the season starts, we’re talking a lot more about the good people on the Patriots than we’re talking about Aaron Hernandez.