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Rob Ninkovich says he’s been suspended four games

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 16: Charcandrick West #35 of the Kansas City Chiefs is tackled by Rob Ninkovich #50 of the New England Patriots in the first half during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) Getty Images

Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich suffered a triceps injury this summer that threatened his availability for the early part of the regular season and we learned on Friday that he won’t play the first four games of the year.

The reason has nothing to do with his injury, however. Ninkovich told Mike Reiss of ESPN.com that he has been suspended four games for a violation of the leagues performance-enhancing drug policy. Ninkovich said he he failed a test after failing to make sure that a supplement he took was free of banned substances.

“Few things are more important to me than my name and reputation. This might call that into question for some, which has me heartbroken,” Ninkovich said. “I don’t want to cut any corners. I want to do things the right way, with high integrity, and that’s what I have always wanted to stand for. … Any supplement I’ve ever used was bought at a store. I was unaware something I bought had a substance in it that would give me a positive test because it wasn’t listed [as an ingredient] … One thing I have learned is that if a supplement is not NSF certified there are no regulations that ensure that what is on the label is 100 percent accurate. That is a hard lesson for me to learn at this stage in my career, but I take responsibility for it. It’s a mistake I made and it hurts that I won’t be there for my teammates.”

Ninkovich won’t be allowed to be around the Patriots during his suspension — perhaps he and Tom Brady can hang together — and the Pats will be able to keep another player around in his absence. That wouldn’t have been the case if Ninkovich missed time because of injury.

Ninkovich has been a key part of the Patriots defense against the run and pass for the last six seasons and his absence will increase the pressure on new arrivals like Chris Long and Barkevious Mingo as well as make Jabaal Sheard’s return to health a significant development for New England.

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205 Responses to “Rob Ninkovich says he’s been suspended four games”
  1. rabidbillsfan says: Sep 2, 2016 2:23 PM

    You mean Ninkovich “cheated”. Do you know what my shocked face looks like?

  2. thefootballgodssay says: Sep 2, 2016 2:23 PM

    Cheaters super bowl 42 & 46 losers

  3. LyinRogerMustGo says: Sep 2, 2016 2:26 PM

    Well damn. Ah well dude is hurt anyway and the Pats have some depth there. That Mingo pickup is looking better and better! 🙂

  4. flash1287 says: Sep 2, 2016 2:26 PM

    rabidbillsfan says:
    Sep 2, 2016 2:23 PM
    You mean Ninkovich “cheated”. Do you know what my shocked face looks like?

    As disappointed as it looks every time the Patriots beat your sorry Bills?

  5. theclebrowns says: Sep 2, 2016 2:27 PM

    A few more of these 4 game suspensions and the Pats will literally be a completely different team come week 5.

  6. flaccojumpball says: Sep 2, 2016 2:27 PM

    Oh look at this. The Patriots have someone that cheated. I can’t believe this would ever happen….using the same PEDs Tom Shady uses.

  7. udontknowjaq says: Sep 2, 2016 2:28 PM

    Haters gonna hate, ain’ters gonna ain’t & cheaters gonna cheat!

  8. salscobrakai says: Sep 2, 2016 2:28 PM

    Think the Patriots knew this was in the works when they got Mingo?
    These players really need to quit going to Tijuana for their supplements.

  9. canedaddy says: Sep 2, 2016 2:29 PM

    Another Patriot “legend” destroys his legacy by cheating. Sad.

  10. sixringslikeatelephone says: Sep 2, 2016 2:29 PM

    Just the latest Patriot having to deal with some deflated balls.

  11. cardsfann1 says: Sep 2, 2016 2:29 PM

    Hang out with Tommy…

  12. hugeheavywoman says: Sep 2, 2016 2:30 PM

    Another Pat trying to cheat. Maybe Grinko and Tammy can bug some locker rooms during their 4 week vacation. The Patriots Way…………………getting an edge no matter what the cost.

  13. shadywarrior says: Sep 2, 2016 2:30 PM

    Ninkovich is my boy, but I’m not going to play this any different than any other player in the league. Gotta take responsibility for what you put in your body. This of course will get spun by idiots as a way bigger deal than it is because he’s a Patriot, but that’s whatever, I don’t take those types seriously. Really letting the team down, though, Ninko. I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed.

  14. captainstabbins says: Sep 2, 2016 2:30 PM

    Now Lane Johnson has a work out buddy…

  15. pamperpro says: Sep 2, 2016 2:30 PM

    Of course! Cheaters gonna cheat…….. And water is wet. What else is new?

  16. myworldurjuslivinit says: Sep 2, 2016 2:31 PM

    I’m injured can’t play for…ummm…guessing 4 games. And NO that has absolutely nothing about getting suspended for…wait for it…any second now…4 games. just a coincidence that’s all.

  17. blue18hutthutt says: Sep 2, 2016 2:31 PM

    Typical scumbag cheating Patriot

  18. nitzie says: Sep 2, 2016 2:32 PM

    the ideal gas law clearly states that this should be impossible!

  19. grogansheroes says: Sep 2, 2016 2:33 PM

    More low hanging fruit for the trolls!

  20. guiness17 says: Sep 2, 2016 2:34 PM

    How many times are we going to hear the big about labels and NSF certification??? Shouldn’t that be in big bold letters on a handout to all rookies? That’s not a valid excuse IMO.

  21. joeflaccoallday says: Sep 2, 2016 2:35 PM

    Nobody is shocked Patriot cheated. It’s like death and taxes. It’ll always happen

  22. jag1959 says: Sep 2, 2016 2:36 PM

    Nonkovich is hardly the first player with no previous history or suspicion of PED use this has happened to. How can the supplement companies not be responsible for what is in them?

  23. dmretrogames says: Sep 2, 2016 2:36 PM

    Knock, knock.

    Who’s there?

    Owen.

    Owen who?

    0-4.

  24. golforepar says: Sep 2, 2016 2:37 PM

    Another Patriot another cheater! No news here!

  25. trailerparkking says: Sep 2, 2016 2:39 PM

    The culture of cheating in the Pats organization rears its ugly head again.
    ****

  26. mattwalshvideo says: Sep 2, 2016 2:40 PM

    Did he get his sauce from the TB12 “recovery center”?

    Cheaters always be cheating.

  27. finzfan49 says: Sep 2, 2016 2:40 PM

    He did not know he took it? HAHAHA Now THAT is funny. There is a reason he has played that many straight games, PEDs !!!
    He just happened to get caught this time. Lets face it, they all use them its just who gets caught.

  28. bradjames2 says: Sep 2, 2016 2:40 PM

    all right you Patriot sycophants. Was Peyton ever found guilty? No, but Rob Ninkovich was. Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Ninkovich is injured and now this. I see chinks in the Patriots’ armor.

  29. thebirdofprey says: Sep 2, 2016 2:40 PM

    I guess Patriot fan will defend their player juicing as well.

    Take it the the Supreme Court!

  30. pittsburghdamned says: Sep 2, 2016 2:41 PM

    #CHEAT

    He can try on Uggs with Brady in their time off.

  31. hawkforlife says: Sep 2, 2016 2:41 PM

    Why don’t any of these guys ever just tell us what brand name they supposedly bought at GNC or whatever natural supplement store they use then some reporter could verify with a lab whether there was something in the bottle not on the label?

    Of course that would require honesty.

  32. magnumpimustache says: Sep 2, 2016 2:41 PM

    dmretrogames says:
    Sep 2, 2016 2:36 PM
    Knock, knock.

    Who’s there?

    Owen.

    Owen who?

    0-4

    ——————-

    You won the Internet today…..

    – pats fan

  33. seatownballers says: Sep 2, 2016 2:42 PM

    Brady and him will be golfing together.

    Who really has the talent to take over the division? No one. This team is destined for playoffs

  34. schmitty2 says: Sep 2, 2016 2:42 PM

    Just waiting for the usual Pat fans responses like “Haters gonna hate” “This is all Goodell’s fault”. Please Pats fans….own up to at least some of this for once!

  35. iseek11 says: Sep 2, 2016 2:43 PM

    This is just his way of showing solidarity with his cheating QB. Kinda sweet in a Patriot Way.

  36. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Sep 2, 2016 2:43 PM

    There is no excuse for taking a supplement not on the approved list without first having it tested.
    A Pats

  37. bradygirl12 says: Sep 2, 2016 2:44 PM

    He owned it. What more can he do?

  38. bordner says: Sep 2, 2016 2:45 PM

    The Patriot Way.

  39. BradyIsTheGCOAT says: Sep 2, 2016 2:45 PM

    classless organization with an entire roster and coaching staff full of cheaters.

  40. LyinRogerMustGo says: Sep 2, 2016 2:46 PM

    Was Peyton ever found guilty?


    I guess Nink should have told them they were for his wife, that excuse seems to work.

    🙂

  41. billswillnevermove says: Sep 2, 2016 2:47 PM

    LyinRogerMustGo says:
    Sep 2, 2016 2:26 PM

    Well damn. Ah well dude is hurt anyway and the Pats have some depth there. That Mingo pickup is looking better and better!
    __________________________________
    You can say that all you want to, but Mingo is AWFUL. Aaron Maybin comes to mind for the Bills………same size, same player. Bust.

  42. ilovefoolsball says: Sep 2, 2016 2:47 PM

    At this point every NFL player should be banned from entering a GNC store.

  43. pftfan says: Sep 2, 2016 2:49 PM

    I can’t wait till he and David Ortiz team up to find the “real culprits”.

  44. LyinRogerMustGo says: Sep 2, 2016 2:51 PM

    You can say that all you want to, but Mingo is AWFUL. Aaron Maybin comes to mind for the Bills………same size, same player. Bust.


    We shall see… we shall see. I suspect my impression is correct though. He would not be the first player to be used correctly by another team and shone.

    🙂

  45. dietrich43 says: Sep 2, 2016 2:52 PM

    Wonder how many times the Patriots cheat and don’t get caught.

  46. bradjames2 says: Sep 2, 2016 2:52 PM

    So if Ryan Fitzpatrick doesn’t get hurt, this is the Jets’ division to win. I want to take the Bills seriously but that’s kind of hard to do. Miami, I just don’t know.

  47. rjc32586 says: Sep 2, 2016 2:53 PM

    bradjames2 says:
    Sep 2, 2016 2:40 PM
    all right you Patriot sycophants. Was Peyton ever found guilty? No, but Rob Ninkovich was. Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Ninkovich is injured and now this. I see chinks in the Patriots’ armor.
    ___________________________________

    Do you really not see the hypocrisy of your statement? You use the glass house argument, yet there are countless fans (just look at the comments on this story) that like to pretend there’s never been a single player in the NFL who broke any rules that didn’t play for the Patriots. Yes, it appears Ninkovich got caught and will serve a deserved four game suspension. But fans that ignore all the other PED suspensions, salary cap infringements, artificial crowd noise and illegal communications during games can’t then sit there and say it’s only Patriots fans who ignore stories that are unfavorable to their case.

  48. canetic says: Sep 2, 2016 2:54 PM

    Has he destroyed his cell phone yet?

  49. factpurveyor says: Sep 2, 2016 2:54 PM

    Sounds like a dumb mistake, in taking a supplement that was purchased at a retail store, without first asking training staff to research the ingredients and compare to the NFL banned substances.

    The banned ingredient wasn’t listed on the package label, but maybe getting a second opinion prior to taking the supplement would have allowed someone with more knowledge to discover that that the ingredient was contained within the supplement.

    A little more research would have been the smart thing to do given the consequences of making such a mistake.

    At this point there are no teams with players that have not or are not taking questionable substances. So only really silly people are making the lame “cheater” comments.

  50. tb12bestqbevah says: Sep 2, 2016 2:54 PM

    I for one, am going to enjoy the haters tears of frustration when the Pats go 4-0 with Janeane Garofalo under center.

    AFC East crown, and first round bye is almost a given.

    Hate away crybabies!!

  51. mattwalshvideo says: Sep 2, 2016 2:54 PM

    Nikovich was just trying to lose weight along with “the Deflator”.

    Sincerely,
    Bob Kraft and the deflatriots

  52. dejc421 says: Sep 2, 2016 2:55 PM

    Please list all the NFL teams that have never had a player suspended for violating the NFL drug policy, so we can learn which teams are classless, disgusting and cheaters. Inquiring minds want to know.

  53. lionsfan54 says: Sep 2, 2016 2:55 PM

    Yet another instance of an over the counter supplement causing a PED suspension. And yet again, the name is missing. Funny how that works. You’d think the player would sue the manufacturer, blare their name out, take them to court and really clear their name.

    Unless…. there was no “supplement” at all and this is just a lame excuse that can’t be fact checked but allows the player a little honor, fake as it may be.

  54. rootpain says: Sep 2, 2016 2:57 PM

    Whether he plays for the Pats or any other team, this is frustrating. There is no excuse for any NFL player to be buying non-certified supplements. For those of us not in his financial bracket and not bound by these kinds of restrictions, no biggee. Expected better from Ninkovitch. I expect Belichick will be ripping into him as well.

  55. mcautomatic says: Sep 2, 2016 2:57 PM

    Aw man… The league was so clean before these Patriots came along and started juicing.

  56. djvh2 says: Sep 2, 2016 2:59 PM

    There must be an approved supplement list that the NFLPA keeps for players, or something similar. There really is no excuse for this. You’d think the agents would have that list too. Probably they do but guys cheat anyway, except for the Packers players.

  57. factpurveyor says: Sep 2, 2016 3:00 PM

    BradyIsTheGCOAT says:
    Sep 2, 2016 2:45 PM

    classless organization with an entire roster and coaching staff full of cheaters.

    ————————————————————–
    Yes the Dolphins entire roster and coaching staff is full of cheaters. And the Dolphins fans are the most lame fans of any team in the NFL, as evidenced by Dolphins fans creating multiple usernames to post non-stop-nonsense under articles about another team.

    Anyone creating a team specific username of a team that they are not a fan of is extremely lame.

  58. boogerhut says: Sep 2, 2016 3:00 PM

    He just now figured this out at this point in his career? Dude must be seriously deficient in the brain meat department.

  59. MiamiDolphinsTruthTeller says: Sep 2, 2016 3:01 PM

    The winds of Karma have the Asterisk* and their fans flummoxed!

  60. crush22 says: Sep 2, 2016 3:01 PM

    The Patsie* Way

  61. dabillshateme says: Sep 2, 2016 3:02 PM

    Just another cheater in a culture of cheating.

  62. mongo3401 says: Sep 2, 2016 3:03 PM

    Not knocking the guy but if has to serve a 4’game suspension it means he failed/missed a prior drug test. First failed test puts a player in the drug program, regardless of what substance is found and no suspension. 4’game suspension comes on when the player fails a second drug test and now the NFL can test him twice a week if they choose to do so.

    So remember Rob had something else inside of him when he was tested once before prior to this failed test

  63. duffelbagsports says: Sep 2, 2016 3:03 PM

    Ok so the Pats are cheaters right?

    Name me one team in the NFL that has not had a PED violation?

    Awful quiet in here!

  64. jrebar88 says: Sep 2, 2016 3:03 PM

    All the Patriots do is cheat! What a pathetic franchise

  65. LyinRogerMustGo says: Sep 2, 2016 3:03 PM

    myworldurjuslivinit says:
    Sep 2, 2016 2:31 PM

    I’m injured can’t play for…ummm…guessing 4 games. And NO that has absolutely nothing about getting suspended for…wait for it…any second now…4 games. just a coincidence that’s all.


    Ah yes, the silly conspiracy theory makes an appearance. 🙂 Of course that would require a player in his contract year to actually agree to drop 1/4 of his salary, be slapped with the “busted for PEDs” label, and lose most of his leverage to stay with the team if his replacement does well…. all for the sake of one roster spot.

    Yup… totally believable.

    🙂

  66. The Truth says: Sep 2, 2016 3:03 PM

    Just another despicable Patsie . Nothing to see here. At least Belichick tells them ” if you’re gonna take something to get you suspended it better be beneficial to my legacy” weed is out HGH is in at the worlds largest out house Gillette Stadium.

  67. sunyilo12 says: Sep 2, 2016 3:04 PM

    Trying to resist conspiration theories, but: having someone get suspended could be a most useful roster management tool.
    One team can have only one player returning from IR during the season. You have a player, not quite ready for week one and not on PUP such as Ninko, so get him suspended in order to get him back after fully healed without affecting your ability get another player back from IR (Vollmer?).

    Call me crazy, but Ninkovich seems to me way smarter than taking non-approved supplements and so is Bill to find ingenious ways to play the rules. The only question is to figure out how to compensate a player for lost game checks, but I’m sure it can be done within the current NFL rules. Wonder whether the lab test was made after Ninko’s triceps injury…

  68. djvh2 says: Sep 2, 2016 3:04 PM

    “I expect Belichick will be ripping into him as well.”

    Belichick is happy. Now an injured Ninkovich can just be suspended until he’s healthy, and meantime the Pats get a healthy player on the roster. It’s beautiful how even when the Patriots get caught cheating, there is an underlying cheat that they get away with. They are the masters.

  69. Judge Smails says: Sep 2, 2016 3:05 PM

    mattwalshvideo says:
    Sep 2, 2016 2:40 PM
    Did he get his sauce from the TB12 “recovery center”?

    Cheaters always be cheating.
    ———

    Exactly MattWalshVideo 🙂

  70. codythao35 says: Sep 2, 2016 3:05 PM

    He knows exactly what he was buying and consuming but got caught.

  71. tylawspick6 says: Sep 2, 2016 3:06 PM

    goodell cheating again..clears obvious roid ragers in gomer manning chinese ped source and hammers blue collar over-achiever nink with some sudafed.

    unreal

    it just keeps happening

    arrest, try and convict sheriff goebbels

  72. bucsorbust says: Sep 2, 2016 3:06 PM

    Probably best, more efficient, to just dish out four-game suspensions for the entire Patriots roster and coaching staff. Then, for the few who haven’t taken illegal drugs, cheated the game, cheated their team, cheated the other team, you just cancel the suspension.

  73. lionsfan54 says: Sep 2, 2016 3:06 PM

    “There must be an approved supplement list that the NFLPA keeps for players, or something similar. There really is no excuse for this. You’d think the agents would have that list too. Probably they do but guys cheat anyway, except for the Packers players.”

    __

    There was no “supplement”. It’s a lie PED players use when they get caught to cover their reputations. Notice how there’s no lawsuit. Why is that? Ask yourself…

  74. uglydingo says: Sep 2, 2016 3:06 PM

    The New England Patriots culture of accountability and high performance is envied by the other 31 teams. It is a major shock that an experienced and solid veteran like Ninkovich would deliberately do something like this that casts aspersions on the team. I can’t believe it. There is more to this story that needs to be revealed. Bill Belichick would never support players taking PEDs – he would never tolerate it. Ninkovich is a true Patriot but he is now skating on thin ice because that is not the Patriot way.

  75. cmj0121 says: Sep 2, 2016 3:06 PM

    And the Cheating Train just keeps on Choo-Choo-ing…..

  76. cmj0121 says: Sep 2, 2016 3:08 PM

    And the CHEATING TRAIN JUST KEEPS ON CHOO-CHOO-ING…

  77. cinzano08 says: Sep 2, 2016 3:08 PM

    Should have ducked the test like bell and only got 3 games or bribe the tester like miller did or beat his wife 20 times and get 1 game

  78. jetphan says: Sep 2, 2016 3:09 PM

    Guy is a beast but you gotta be more careful about what you put in your body. Would love him on my team

  79. patsfan112 says: Sep 2, 2016 3:13 PM

    So he gets suspended but those other guys who took HGH didn’t? Of course…just another excuse for the league to ban a Pats player from playing.

  80. qb19 says: Sep 2, 2016 3:23 PM

    I heard he was turned in by some by some guy named Al….

    Al Jazeera, I believe it was.

  81. jpak12 says: Sep 2, 2016 3:25 PM

    Any pro athlete that is subject to drug testing is an idiot if they just go and buy supements from GNC or similar stores, a large number of supplement companies put banned substances in their products and don’t list them.

    If you don’t believe me just check out what happened with the UFC fighter Tim Means, Means tested positive for a banned substance, and claimed he legit never took anything, so he brought all the supplements he took to USADA and they went and purchased them off the shelf and tested them and found the banned substance that he tested positive for in one of the store bought supplements.

    Not that this means Ninkovich shouldn’t be suspended, for 1. Through the NFLPA he has access to lists of supplements that have been tested and the ability to get a supplement tested before ingesting it 2. There are plenty of reputable supplement companies that have their products tested so they can advertise “banned substance free” 3. The NFL would have to do what USADA did to confirm this, and even then they can always argue that the player is responsible for what they put in their body.

  82. mongo3401 says: Sep 2, 2016 3:25 PM

    Take that back Just re read the 2014 PED policy. It is a four game suspension for first failed test for PED. Sorry about that

  83. dejc421 says: Sep 2, 2016 3:29 PM

    duffelbagsports says:
    Sep 2, 2016 3:03 PM
    Ok so the Pats are cheaters right?

    Name me one team in the NFL that has not had a PED violation?

    Awful quiet in here!
    _______________
    Better yet, name any professional sports team without a PED violation, for that matter name any college football program. Since I live in Texas, I’d have to add high school football.

  84. FoozieGrooler says: Sep 2, 2016 3:29 PM

    NFL: “You’ve been suspended four games.”
    Patriots player: “What the hell for??
    NFL: “Cheating”
    Patriots player: “Waaaaaaah”

    Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
    Ad Nauseum

  85. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 2, 2016 3:30 PM

    I’ve laughed before at Pats fans who’ve had the nerve to call out other teams for using PEDs… today is yet another good day to do it.

    Bwahahahaha!

  86. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 2, 2016 3:31 PM

    And you cute lil’ Patsie fans have the nerve to call out other teams for using PEDs…

  87. ocgunslinger says: Sep 2, 2016 3:31 PM

    dietrich43 says:
    Sep 2, 2016 2:52 PM
    Wonder how many times the Patriots cheat and don’t get caught.
    _____________________

    Let’s take your stupid comment to the other extreme.

    They only cheat when they play stupid coaches who can’t keep up with them and Just enough to inspire the trolls. Keep your eyes on the cheating aspect and lose the game to a better prepared and motivated team. See ya at the Superbowl you’ll be watching on TV.

  88. jimjets says: Sep 2, 2016 3:35 PM

    another cheater on the cheating pats…cheat cheat cheat cheat cheat cheat cheat

    that’s the patriots way! billy belli loves this clown even more now

  89. stinkymcmulligan says: Sep 2, 2016 3:37 PM

    Yet another cheating Patriot.

  90. mmack66 says: Sep 2, 2016 3:38 PM

    nitzie says:
    Sep 2, 2016 2:32 PM

    the ideal gas law clearly states that this should be impossible!
    ————————–

    How so? Do you even know what the Ideal Gas Law is?

  91. LyinRogerMustGo says: Sep 2, 2016 3:38 PM

    I’ve laughed before at Pats fans who’ve had the nerve to call out other teams for using PEDs… today is yet another good day to do it.

    Bwahahahaha!


    A couple of facts for ya.

    The Steelers HOF QB admitted on a nationally syndicated radio show that he and his whole team illegally used steroids during the 70s when they won* a bunch of titles. 🙂

    Dr Rydze was the reason why they won another. 🙂

    Nothing about Ninkovich’s suspension changes those two basic facts.

    6 tainted titles, all completely worthless. 5 by cheating and 1 from the refs. Ouch!

  92. pioniere says: Sep 2, 2016 3:40 PM

    Ridiculous that the NFL waits until pretty much the last possible minute to announce this. Complete incompetence reigns at NFL HQ.

  93. cantonbound13 says: Sep 2, 2016 3:42 PM

    If you’re not cheating, you’re not a Patriot.

  94. iseek11 says: Sep 2, 2016 3:42 PM

    dejc421 says:
    Sep 2, 2016 3:29 PM
    duffelbagsports says:
    Sep 2, 2016 3:03 PM
    Ok so the Pats are cheaters right?

    Name me one team in the NFL that has not had a PED violation?

    Awful quiet in here!
    _______________
    Better yet, name any professional sports team without a PED violation, for that matter name any college football program. Since I live in Texas, I’d have to add high school football.
    ________

    You got us. Nice one.

    I have one for you. Name all the teams not found to have filmed opponents or deflated balls?

  95. racistchecker says: Sep 2, 2016 3:43 PM

    It seems that players that are getting hurt are more likely to be caught using PED’s. Are they sacrificing a few games in order to recover faster? It would be interesting to see what benefit this has money wise for them, if any at all but it does seem to be a pattern.

  96. superpatriotsfan says: Sep 2, 2016 3:45 PM

    Look at the Cheats homers try to use excuses for their cheating ways.

  97. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 2, 2016 3:45 PM

    Well I’m proud that MY team never had to resort to using PEDs to get an edge.

    Ninko
    Is so stink-o
    When it comes to cheating the gain the edge…
    Oh Ninko
    He’s the latest stinko
    Rodney H.G.H. and Tommy Airball too!

  98. LyinRogerMustGo says: Sep 2, 2016 3:46 PM

    ampatsisahypocrite says:
    Sep 2, 2016 3:31 PM

    And you cute lil’ Patsie fans have the nerve to call out other teams for using PEDs…
    —-
    “It [PED use] started in Pittsburgh”
    — AFC North coach in the 70’s discussing illegal steroid use in the NFL

    Huh. They weren’t talking about the Patriots, only another team. 🙂

    And ya wonder why we call you out for it. 🙂

  99. mmack66 says: Sep 2, 2016 3:47 PM

    Just the mention of anything related to the Patriots gets the idiots agitated, and salivating like Pavlov’s dog.

    Their diminished brains can only manage to type out the word cheater, before being distracted by a particle of dust floating by.

    Then they sit quietly, staring at a computer screen displaying PFT, while a flabby finger constantly stabs at the F5 key, until a new article related to the Patriots show up, when the agitation and salivation starts anew.

  100. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 2, 2016 3:49 PM

    LyinRogerMustGo says:
    Sep 2, 2016 3:38 PM
    A couple of facts for ya.

    The Steelers HOF QB admitted on a nationally syndicated radio show that he and his whole team illegally used steroids during the 70s when they won* a bunch of titles.🙂

    Dr Rydze was the reason why they won another.🙂
    ——————————————–

    Not a fact, neither one of them. Tsk tsk.

    Fact: HOF QB never admitted anything of the kind… (dare ya to link to that “whole team” claim) He did say a doc gave him cortisone to shrink some swelling, which is what your grannie gets prescribed too when she has a boo boo. But certainly no PED.

    Fact: Doctor Rydze was long gone when they won said title.

    Tsk tsk.

  101. walk929501 says: Sep 2, 2016 3:49 PM

    Good grief. How difficult is it to take the bottle of stuff you bought wherever to your team and ask, “Is it ok for me to take this?”.

    Problem solved.

  102. flaccojumpball says: Sep 2, 2016 3:51 PM

    Cheatriot fans claiming Manning used PEDs are sad. Tom Shady is the one who used PEDs just hasn’t been caught yet. Culture of cheating in that locker room.

  103. orange and blue idoits says: Sep 2, 2016 3:52 PM

    Don’t sweat the trolls. They troll every team’s comments.

    Ninkovich owned it. He made a mistake and got busted, end of story.

    Now we know that no player on any other team ever gets suspended. Only Patriots since they are the only team that ever “cheats”. As soon as a player is drafted or picked up off season they become cheaters. When they leave the NE they become saints again and join their perfect choirboys on another team.

    Kinda sounds stupid, doesn’t it. Well that’s where you live trolls. It’s OK though, NE has the records, the trophies and you have your jealousy. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  104. stealthjunk says: Sep 2, 2016 3:52 PM

    Does anyone sincerely believe that football players making millions of dollars and surrounded with many well-educated trainers giving them detailed nutritional regimens simply walk into retail stores and buy products on their own and without telling anyone? Of course not. Players get everything from the team and clear it with trainers, except of course those who are blatant cheaters like Ninkovich. The only thing the ignorance excuse does is make him look ignorant, not like a guy who has “integrity” and tries to “do things the right way.” It’s insulting that he thinks everyone else is just as dumb as he is.

  105. orange and blue idoits says: Sep 2, 2016 3:54 PM

    mmack66 says:
    Sep 2, 2016 3:47 PM
    Just the mention of anything related to the Patriots gets the idiots agitated, and salivating like Pavlov’s dog.

    Kind of insulting to dogs.

  106. mmack66 says: Sep 2, 2016 3:54 PM

    iseek11 says:

    You got us. Nice one.

    I have one for you. Name all the teams not found to have filmed opponents or deflated balls?
    ——————————

    None and all. According to the league, that is, and you know how trustworthy they are.

  107. trollaikman8 says: Sep 2, 2016 3:54 PM

    hahahahahahaha
    Get a load of this cheater.

  108. trollaikman8 says: Sep 2, 2016 3:54 PM

    Science 2
    Patriots 0

  109. trailerparkking says: Sep 2, 2016 3:54 PM

    Time to update your cheating website, cheat fans 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

  110. orange and blue idoits says: Sep 2, 2016 3:56 PM

    stealthjunk says:
    Sep 2, 2016 3:52 PM
    Does anyone sincerely believe that football players making millions of dollars and surrounded with many well-educated trainers giving them detailed nutritional regimens simply walk into retail stores and buy products on their own and without telling anyone? Of course not. Players get everything from the team and clear it with trainers, except of course those who are blatant cheaters like Ninkovich. The only thing the ignorance excuse does is make him look ignorant, not like a guy who has “integrity” and tries to “do things the right way.” It’s insulting that he thinks everyone else is just as dumb as he is.

    Thanks for the inside info. Which team are you training?

    So let’s get this straight, no one ever gets busted without fully knowing that they “cheated”?

  111. orange and blue idoits says: Sep 2, 2016 3:57 PM

    trailerparkking says:
    Sep 2, 2016 3:54 PM
    Time to update your cheating website, cheat fans 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

    Just when you think it can’t get any lamer…..

  112. orange and blue idoits says: Sep 2, 2016 3:58 PM

    flaccojumpball says:
    Sep 2, 2016 3:51 PM
    Cheatriot fans claiming Manning used PEDs are sad. Tom Shady is the one who used PEDs just hasn’t been caught yet. Culture of cheating in that locker room.

    Still haven’t gotten over losing 2 14 point leads have you now 🙂

  113. LyinRogerMustGo says: Sep 2, 2016 4:00 PM

    Not a fact, neither one of them. Tsk tsk.


    Just because you don’t like the facts it doesn’t make them any less factual. 🙂

    Fact: HOF QB never admitted anything of the kind… (dare ya to link to that “whole team” claim) He did say a doc gave him cortisone to shrink some swelling, which is what your grannie gets prescribed too when she has a boo boo. But certainly no PED.
    —-
    Except TB said the word “steroids” and the word “WE”. Sounds clear to me. 🙂

    He also said “what we did was was wrong”! Why on eartly would TB he say such a thing if there was nothing to be guilty about?

    It was an stunning admission. And of course he tried to back away from it the next day once as I’m sure the fallout began… it’s called CYA! 🙂

    ———
    Fact: Doctor Rydze was long gone when they won said title.

    —-
    But his “help” obviously wasn’t 🙂 The effects of PEDs don’t disappear overnight 🙂 Not to mention the large unexplained purchase of steroids and HGH when he was employed. I suspect it wasn’t for his medicine cabinet but maybe that’s just me.

    Funny how HGHarrison got cut 5 times and was NFL Europa fodder until he met Dr Rydze and became great… oddly enough his performance fell off the cliff after Rydze was long gone. Go figure.

    Steeler fan needs to tread carefully before wagging their finger at other teams fans regarding PED use. Very carefully. 🙂

  114. granadafan says: Sep 2, 2016 4:02 PM

    They always claim it was something in their “supplement”. Riiiiiight.

  115. superpatriotsfan says: Sep 2, 2016 4:03 PM

    So is there some ideal gas laws to defend this?

  116. jmethane says: Sep 2, 2016 4:04 PM

    Meanwhile the Seahawks haven’t had a PED suspension since Bruce Irvin. What was that…3 years ago? He’s a Raider now…

    Why do people put things in their body other than food? You have no real idea what’s in that “suppliment” that you are taking and risking your career and reputation on it?

    Either you are stupid or you are lying…which is it?

  117. LyinRogerMustGo says: Sep 2, 2016 4:04 PM

    trailerparkking says:
    Sep 2, 2016 3:54 PM

    Time to update your cheating website, cheat fans 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁


    Tee hee 🙂 6 completely worthless rings for your team. So sad. Might as well throw them all in the trash can, they’re worth just as much as anything else you’d find in there.

    Aw, you getting mad? 🙂

  118. superpatriotsfan says: Sep 2, 2016 4:07 PM

    He thought they were weight loss pills the Deflator supplied him

  119. kissbillsrings says: Sep 2, 2016 4:10 PM

    Well this stinks…. No excuses…. He’s owned it so that’s cool…
    Silver lining….allows the Pats to keep a bubble player 4 weeks & see how he plays as well as gives Nic 4 more weeks to heal…. Not all is lost so it is what it is…

  120. shamalamadingblog says: Sep 2, 2016 4:11 PM

    His suspension should be applied once he is scheduled to return. That four-week time clock should not start until then.

  121. ebdug says: Sep 2, 2016 4:11 PM

    Rob is going to spit when he hears Tom doesn’t have to give up any game checks.

  122. orange and blue own the nfl says: Sep 2, 2016 4:12 PM

    I never want to hear Patriots fans talking down to other people about PEDs. I mean, I know they will, but really, they’ve lost ALL credibility.

    Only QB to ever be suspended for cheating? Tom Brady.

    Only player to get caught having HGH shipped to his house? Rodney Harrison.

  123. Nofoolnodrool says: Sep 2, 2016 4:14 PM

    LyinRogerMustGo | Sep 2, 2016, 2:26 PM EDT
    Well damn. Ah well dude is hurt anyway and the Pats have some depth there. That Mingo pickup is looking better and better!🙂

    Is that all you can say Sheldon after you ranted yesterday about Harrison? Did Nincompoop get it from Rydze too?

  124. iseek11 says: Sep 2, 2016 4:18 PM

    mmack66 says:
    Sep 2, 2016 3:54 PM
    iseek11 says:

    You got us. Nice one.

    I have one for you. Name all the teams not found to have filmed opponents or deflated balls?
    ——————————

    None and all. According to the league, that is, and you know how trustworthy they are.
    _________

    Wrong both times. It was a trick question. Actually two teams found to have taped opponents. Patsies and Broncos. Extra credit if you know who the head coach of the Broncos was at the time and where he came from and where he is now.

    Here’s a hint:
    FOXSports.com’s Jay Glazer reports that during a Denver Broncos staff meeting, head coach Josh McDaniels explained how the Broncos’ filming of a San Francisco 49ers’ walk-through practice on October 30 was different from the New England Patriots’ SpyGate incident.

    According to Glazer, “…Josh McDaniels in staff mtg on fri said latest video tape scandal isn’t like SpyGate bc that was practiced & coached”.

  125. mmack66 says: Sep 2, 2016 4:18 PM

    Judge Smails says:
    Sep 2, 2016 3:05 PM

    mattwalshvideo says:
    Sep 2, 2016 2:40 PM
    Did he get his sauce from the TB12 “recovery center”?

    Cheaters always be cheating.
    ———

    Exactly MattWalshVideo🙂
    ————————

    It’s cute when bozos talk to themselves while pretending to be two different people.

  126. Judge Smails says: Sep 2, 2016 4:19 PM

    Where was deliveryboybrady? Stuffing more mattresses?

  127. Judge Smails says: Sep 2, 2016 4:20 PM

    Elstoogepresidente with his barstool propaganda again

  128. factpurveyor says: Sep 2, 2016 4:21 PM

    hugeheavywoman says:
    Sep 2, 2016 2:30 PM

    Another Pat trying to cheat. Maybe Grinko and Tammy can bug some locker rooms during their 4 week vacation.

    ——————————————————————-
    You may want to avoid going out in thunderstorms wearing that tinfoil hat.

  129. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 2, 2016 4:24 PM

    shadywarrior says:
    Sep 2, 2016 2:30 PM

    Ninkovich is my boy, but I’m not going to play this any different than any other player in the league. Gotta take responsibility for what you put in your body. This of course will get spun by idiots as a way bigger deal than it is because he’s a Patriot, but that’s whatever, I don’t take those types seriously. Really letting the team down, though, Ninko. I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed.
    ———————————————

    Nah it’s not so much Ninko, it’s all you Patsie fans who run around squawking “your team used PEDs!” and acting all holier-than-thou… same with that bogus ‘your team cheats’ site pretending not to be the work of Pats fans. THEY’RE the ones who need to own up, but then again they’ve needed to do that since Rodney Harrison.

  130. Nofoolnodrool says: Sep 2, 2016 4:24 PM

    But his “help” obviously wasn’t🙂 The effects of PEDs don’t disappear overnight🙂 Not to mention the large unexplained purchase of steroids and HGH when he was employed. I suspect it wasn’t for his medicine cabinet but maybe that’s just me.

    Funny how HGHarrison got cut 5 times and was NFL Europa fodder until he met Dr Rydze and became great… oddly enough his performance fell off the cliff after Rydze was long gone. Go figure.

    Steeler fan needs to tread carefully before wagging their finger at other teams fans regarding PED use. Very carefully.🙂

    The ballerina must be getting dizzy from this spin. I want facts to support your allegations about Harrison. You have not proof just your usual lies. Well twinkle toes fess up.

  131. factpurveyor says: Sep 2, 2016 4:24 PM

    superpatriotsfan says:
    Sep 2, 2016 4:07 PM

    He thought they were weight loss pills the Deflator supplied him

    ————————————————————-
    Hopefully the Dolphins will win a superbowl in 2099 and then we won’t have to read anymore nonsense from the obsessed fan.

  132. briguy5 says: Sep 2, 2016 4:26 PM

    Get ready for Super Bowl Championship #5 for New England, haters!!!

  133. ranlgon says: Sep 2, 2016 4:26 PM

    More likely it was a version of deer antler spray that Ray Lewis used when he tore his Triceps and made a remarkable recovery.

    That supplement story is now the standard excuse that all players seems to use. Ninkovich is a veteran and should know better then to buy over the counter supplements without having them tested first. A rookie might make that mistake but a veteran shouldn’t. Even if the story is true, it was a pretty dumb move.

  134. bencoates57 says: Sep 2, 2016 4:29 PM

    Stay out of GNC.

  135. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 2, 2016 4:30 PM

    LyinRogerMustGo says:
    Sep 2, 2016 4:00 PM

    ———
    Steeler fan needs to tread carefully before wagging their finger at other teams fans regarding PED use. Very carefully.
    ————————————–

    See here’s what you don’t get… WE’RE not the ones doing it, YOU’RE the ones pointing the fingers and acting all high and innocent. Basically anything we’ve ever said is in response to your hypocrisy.

    And you’re still wrong about Bradshaw… you still can’t provide a linked quote, can ya?

    Tsk tsk.

    Now run along and ask Ninko when he’s coming back…

  136. coloradical420 says: Sep 2, 2016 4:31 PM

    ah! the cheating never stops!

  137. buckeye044 says: Sep 2, 2016 4:34 PM

    They could lose all 22 starters 4 games and still win that terrible division

  138. bradjames2 says: Sep 2, 2016 4:39 PM

    so Patriots fans are going to bat for Rodney Harrison while crucifying Peyton Manning. Idiots. Of course, this post is getting thumbs down because this is Patriots Football Talk but just so you know: you’re the real hypocrites.

  139. LyinRogerMustGo says: Sep 2, 2016 4:40 PM

    See here’s what you don’t get… WE’RE not the ones doing it,
    —-
    Scroll up and read your first post in this topic and let me know what it says. 🙂

    YOU’RE the ones pointing the fingers and acting all high and innocent. Basically anything we’ve ever said is in response to your hypocrisy.

    Not hypocritical at all. 🙂 I only point out the facts.

    And you’re still wrong about Bradshaw… you still can’t provide a linked quote, can ya?

    Not wrong at all. Feel free not to believe it but it was said… it should not be hard to find it if you’d like to see for yourself.

    I know the truth hurts and it’s hard to hear it but facts are the facts. 🙂
    —-

    Now run along and ask Ninko when he’s coming back…

    When his injury is healed. 🙂

  140. icebowler says: Sep 2, 2016 4:40 PM

    jag1959 says:
    Sep 2, 2016 2:36 PM

    Nonkovich is hardly the first player with no previous history or suspicion of PED use this has happened to. How can the supplement companies not be responsible for what is in them?
    _________________________________
    Because the billionaire owners (and their politicians) don’t want any government regulation of their business.

  141. ibillwt says: Sep 2, 2016 4:41 PM

    Might work out good for Ninko and team. He needs about that long to get his triceps healed and we want him rested for the stretch run. Were good to go defensively I think.

    And how bout that new pass rusher we got for next to nothing from Cleveland last night against Giants? Yea that Belichick is a real dummy as GM.

  142. leftlaneisforpassingonly says: Sep 2, 2016 4:43 PM

    My guess is he knowingly took a change and got caught. He probably felt it was worth the risk to stay in the league.

  143. LyinRogerMustGo says: Sep 2, 2016 4:43 PM

    The ballerina must be getting dizzy from this spin. I want facts to support your allegations about Harrison. You have not proof just your usual lies. Well twinkle toes fess up.


    I understand. The truth really does sting when you don’t like what it has to say. It’s ok 🙂

  144. ibillwt says: Sep 2, 2016 4:45 PM

    Ninko, you’re supposed to blame your wife!! Works every time.

  145. LyinRogerMustGo says: Sep 2, 2016 4:48 PM

    so Patriots fans are going to bat for Rodney Harrison while crucifying Peyton Manning.


    Did Rodney Harrison hire a couple of goons to show up at his accuser’s family’s home? I forget. 🙂

  146. factpurveyor says: Sep 2, 2016 4:48 PM

    superpatriotsfan says:
    Sep 2, 2016 4:03 PM

    So is there some ideal gas laws to defend this?

    —————————————————————
    No there is no excuse, just like there isn’t for any of the many players on other teams.

    On the other hand the IGL does prove that footballs were not tampered with.

    Anyone seen the NFL PSI information from the 2015 season? The 2016 season starts in 6 days and the NFL is still hiding information from fans.

  147. Judge Smails says: Sep 2, 2016 4:52 PM

    LyinRog:

    Please broadcast your next sit in at 345 Park Ave
    Now that’s entertainment

  148. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 2, 2016 4:53 PM

    ibillwt says:
    Sep 2, 2016 4:41 PM

    And how bout that new pass rusher we got for next to nothing from Cleveland last night against Giants? Yea that Belichick is a real dummy as GM.
    ————————————————

    Either that or Mingo’s been shopping at the same supplement shops as Ninko.

  149. factpurveyor says: Sep 2, 2016 4:53 PM

    coloradical420 says:
    Sep 2, 2016 4:31 PM

    ah! the cheating never stops!

    —————————————————————-
    The cheating never started!

    It’s a shame that the stupidity that consumes the minds of those still believing that Brady cheated has to be permanent. It’s obvious from reading the PFT postings that stupidity completely filled the voids and left no room for rational thoughts.

    Anyone seen the NFL PSI report from the 2015 season?

  150. edelmanfanclub says: Sep 2, 2016 4:55 PM

    A football player using PEDs, what a shocker. This is only a big story because he plays for New England and the trolls get off to denouncing all their players as cheaters.

  151. mmack66 says: Sep 2, 2016 4:57 PM

    iseek11 says:

    Wrong both times. It was a trick question. Actually two teams found to have taped opponents. Patsies and Broncos. Extra credit if you know who the head coach of the Broncos was at the time and where he came from and where he is now.
    —————————

    All teams film opponents. You’re stupid if you think they don’t.

    Wells cleared the Patriots of any wrongdoing in the psigate scam. The league could find no direct evidence of any footballs being deflated, and stated so in court.

    I know you think you are smart and clever, but facts are facts. You just look like yet another dupe.

  152. factpurveyor says: Sep 2, 2016 4:57 PM

    There can’t be anything more lame than someone creating a team specific username for the sole purpose of trolling a single team.
    Except actually typing something with that username and hitting the “Submit” button.

  153. braz says: Sep 2, 2016 4:57 PM

    If Ninkovich really didn’t think to find out for sure exactly what he was ingesting then he’s an idiot and deserves to take a seat for 4 games.

    Pro athletes like him ought to know better by now.

  154. Nofoolnodrool says: Sep 2, 2016 5:01 PM

    Did Rodney Harrison hire a couple of goons to show up at his accuser’s family’s home? I forget.🙂

    Where’s your proof on James Harrison twirling ballerina? You know the Rhydze stuff you toss like confetti.

    Rodney didn’t hire goons because he was caught red handed and took his medicine like a man, something foreign to the ballerina.

  155. braz says: Sep 2, 2016 5:02 PM

    I love these comments.

    “Well you did it too!!!!” “No you did it worse!!!!” “Nyah nyah!”

    Buncha children.

  156. Judge Smails says: Sep 2, 2016 5:02 PM

    mmack66 says:
    Sep 2, 2016 4:18 PM
    Judge Smails says:
    Sep 2, 2016 3:05 PM

    mattwalshvideo says:
    Sep 2, 2016 2:40 PM
    Did he get his sauce from the TB12 “recovery center”?

    Cheaters always be cheating.
    ———

    Exactly MattWalshVideo🙂
    ————————

    It’s cute when bozos talk to themselves while pretending to be two different people.

    —————
    Hey Bozo, we are not the same person too bad you can’t keep up with the real truth tellers

  157. lifetimefan says: Sep 2, 2016 5:04 PM

    As much as I believe he did not know he was using something that contained a banned substance I am surprised that he would ever take that chance.

    Having said that this may work out for the Pats. He probably was not going to be 100% or even ready for the first 2 games of the season. Now he has an extra 4 weeks to recover and during that time he does not take up a roster spot. There are bound to be injuries or player moves during those first 4 weeks so his spot could easily open up.

  158. skawh says: Sep 2, 2016 5:04 PM

    tb12bestqbevah says:
    Sep 2, 2016 2:54 PM
    I for one, am going to enjoy the haters tears of frustration when the Pats go 4-0 with Janeane Garofalo under center.

    AFC East crown, and first round bye is almost a given.

    Hate away crybabies!!
    ——–
    You seriously believe the Pat’s are going on the road to AZ in game one and take that game against that team with a guy whose not played a full NFL game?

    Good luck with that!

  159. joko12blog says: Sep 2, 2016 5:06 PM

    4 rings

  160. mmack66 says: Sep 2, 2016 5:06 PM

    ampatsisahypocrite says:

    Nah it’s not so much Ninko, it’s all you Patsie fans who run around squawking “your team used PEDs!” and acting all holier-than-thou… same with that bogus ‘your team cheats’ site pretending not to be the work of Pats fans. THEY’RE the ones who need to own up, but then again they’ve needed to do that since Rodney Harrison.
    ————————–

    Patriots fans only react like that in response to all of the holier-than-thou bozos that are operating under the delusion that the Patriots are the only team in the NFL that has broken a rule or has players that get suspended for whatever reason.

    If all of you fans of other teams would just own up to the fact that every team in the NFL tries to gain an advantage over their opponents, some more successfully than others, then things would go a lot more smoothly.

  161. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 2, 2016 5:10 PM

    edelmanfanclub says:
    Sep 2, 2016 4:55 PM

    A football player using PEDs, what a shocker. This is only a big story because he plays for New England and the trolls get off to denouncing all their players as cheaters.
    ———————————————–

    Uh, the only fan base that ever bothered to construct an entire web site devoted to accusing all other teams except the Patriots of cheating is… the New England Patriots.

    You characters have it so far backwards it’s starting to look like forwards.

  162. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 2, 2016 5:12 PM

    LyinRogerMustGo says:
    Sep 2, 2016 4:40 PM

    And you’re still wrong about Bradshaw… you still can’t provide a linked quote, can ya?

    Not wrong at all. Feel free not to believe it but it was said… it should not be hard to find it if you’d like to see for yourself.

    I know the truth hurts and it’s hard to hear it but facts are the facts.🙂
    —-

    Now run along and ask Ninko when he’s coming back…

    When his injury is healed.🙂

  163. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 2, 2016 5:16 PM

    LyinRogerMustGo says:
    Sep 2, 2016 4:40 PM


    Not hypocritical at all.🙂 I only point out the facts.

    And you’re still wrong about Bradshaw… you still can’t provide a linked quote, can ya?

    Not wrong at all. Feel free not to believe it but it was said… it should not be hard to find it if you’d like to see for yourself.

    I know the truth hurts and it’s hard to hear it but facts are the facts.🙂
    —————————————————–

    If it’s so easy to find the quote (with link of course, no cheating — whoops! did I say cheating?) then why are you still so reluctant to post it?

    I think we know the answer to that one.
    —-

  164. belicheathater says: Sep 2, 2016 5:19 PM

    Brady will get caught too. It took a while but they finally got Lance Armstrong. Oh wait, Hillary will protect him.

  165. factpurveyor says: Sep 2, 2016 5:20 PM

    braz says:
    Sep 2, 2016 5:02 PM

    I love these comments.

    “Well you did it too!!!!” “No you did it worse!!!!” “Nyah nyah!”

    —————————————————————-
    The children are the fans of a few loser teams that seek out every Patriots related article to spew nonsense. Patriots fans make them look foolish with facts.
    Haven’t seen any “well you did it too” comments.
    I did see a fan of another team that has “hypocrite” as part of their username. That’s just another way of sayin… “well you did it too”.

  166. bamboozle99 says: Sep 2, 2016 5:25 PM

    I’d be happy if the entire Patriots organization was banned from football indefinitely.

  167. factpurveyor says: Sep 2, 2016 5:25 PM

    yikes!
    someone took time out of their life to create a usename like this “belicheathater ” for the sole purpose of spewing nonsense under articles of a team that they don’t like.

    It’s a shame that the stupidity that consumes the minds of those still believing that footballs were deflated has to be permanent. It’s obvious from reading the PFT postings that stupidity completely filled the voids and left no room for rational thoughts.

    Anyone seen the NFL PSI report from the 2015 season?

  168. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 2, 2016 5:28 PM

    factpurveyor says:
    Sep 2, 2016 4:57 PM

    There can’t be anything more lame than someone creating a team specific username for the sole purpose of trolling a single team.
    ———————————————–

    What about creating an entire WEB SITE to make up allegations about other teams’ cheating… you know, like some Pats fans did?

  169. inyourmind says: Sep 2, 2016 5:29 PM

    Do you hater even know who this guy is or is it just because it’s the Patriots losers.your teams stink

  170. Nofoolnodrool says: Sep 2, 2016 5:35 PM

    The children are the fans of a few loser teams that seek out every Patriots related article to spew nonsense. Patriots fans make them look foolish with facts.
    Haven’t seen any “well you did it too” comments.
    I did see a fan of another team that has “hypocrite” as part of their username. That’s just another way of sayin… “well you did it too”.

    Foolish with facts like Sheldon the spinning ballerina of Tee Hee,fame. Come on dude factpurvayer is your user name try providing some facts outside of air pressure and false claims about Dr Rhydze. Don’t ignore what is obvious to everyone outside of New England…..you trolls need professional help.

  171. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Sep 2, 2016 5:35 PM

    I’m just glad he and TB will be back when they play the Jets… That way there will be no excuses when the Patriots lose both games.

  172. Judge Smails says: Sep 2, 2016 5:36 PM

    Let’s get that next Brady story fired up ……..

    You know the next violation 🙂

  173. jvw1982 says: Sep 2, 2016 5:42 PM

    I find it highly entertaining to read Pat fans try to explain the ongoing cheating by their team…..This is gold, expect the scientist to start explaining away the test results like they did for Brady real soon….lol remember that? They were giving us a science lesson on the effects of the cold weather on warm football…..hahahaha and totally disregarded the evidence of the deflator (his real nickname)who was caught with the balls in a locked bathroom and Brady destroying the evidence, or when they say all teams tape the sidelines so Belichick did nothing wrong even though the lying sack Goodell destroyed all the evidence so we couldn’t see the extent of cheating that was going on….love how they like to point to another team during their explanation…colts, broncos, jets, etc did it too, like a four yr old….Pat fans are the best, thank guys and gals

  174. mmack66 says: Sep 2, 2016 5:48 PM

    bamboozle99 says:
    Sep 2, 2016 5:25 PM

    I’d be happy if the entire Patriots organization was banned from football indefinitely.
    ————————-

    It wouldn’t make your team any better. Besides, who would you blame for all of their failures?

  175. mmack66 says: Sep 2, 2016 5:57 PM

    Judge Smails says:

    Hey Bozo, we are not the same person too bad you can’t keep up with the real truth tellers
    ————————-

    I know enough to know that neither you nor your alter ego tell anything resembling the truth.

  176. mathandstatsmatter says: Sep 2, 2016 5:58 PM

    Ninkovich was cut by three teams and then became an awesome defensive player for the Pats. Simply a late bloomer.

  177. youknowiknowitall says: Sep 2, 2016 6:30 PM

    Wow, 175+ comments within 4 hrs. The response to one NE player (and not even a superstar) dwarfs the response to the All-Jiz numbskulls. It certainly seems to be that NE is in A LOT of peoples heads – full time. It’s a jealousy-envy union. Again. Fun times for all and the season hasn’t even started yet!!!

  178. youknowiknowitall says: Sep 2, 2016 6:34 PM

    I find it highly entertaining to read Pat fans try to explain the ongoing cheating by their team…..This is gold, expect the scientist to start explaining away the test results like they did for Brady real soon….lol remember that? They were giving us a science lesson on the effects of the cold weather on warm football…..hahahaha and totally disregarded the evidence of the deflator (his real nickname)who was caught with the balls in a locked bathroom and Brady destroying the evidence, or when they say all teams tape the sidelines so Belichick did nothing wrong even though the lying sack Goodell destroyed all the evidence so we couldn’t see the extent of cheating that was going on….love how they like to point to another team during their explanation…colts, broncos, jets, etc did it too, like a four yr old….Pat fans are the best, thank guys and gals
    —————
    So what I just read is that you are admitting that there is actually no proof of any wrongdoing. OK then. We’re all good with that.

  179. nyneal says: Sep 2, 2016 6:34 PM

    Another nincompoop fails a drug test. And the beat goes on in the NFL.
    The question remains: when will these guys ever learn?

  180. nflrule says: Sep 2, 2016 6:38 PM

    What next..the Clinton family is crooked?

  181. youknowiknowitall says: Sep 2, 2016 6:42 PM

    What about creating an entire WEB SITE to make up allegations about other teams’ cheating… you know, like some Pats fans did?
    ————–
    You seem to require sources or links to substantiate any and all claims, so where is your source that this web site was created by “some Pats fans”. Oh, the troll himself doesn’t have one? Surprising.

  182. jaxon51 says: Sep 2, 2016 6:44 PM

    Tee hee😊 Silly ninkovic

  183. mmack66 says: Sep 2, 2016 6:45 PM

    Remember when everyone knew that everyone was taking PEDs, and nobody gave a damn?

  184. factpurveyor says: Sep 2, 2016 6:50 PM

    iseek11 says:
    Sep 2, 2016 3:42 PM

    I have one for you. Name all the teams not found to have filmed opponents or deflated balls?

    —————————————————————
    All 32 NFL teams regularly film their opponents. And good players dedicate off field time to studying film of the opponents. The Patriots had a camera in a wrong location for a single game almost 10 years ago. That violated a memo that was sent the same year.

    None of the 32 NFL teams deflated footballs. The weather can lower the PSI in footballs. Especially when it’s cold and raining.

    You can learn for yourself by finding 2 videos on the popular online video site. Just search for the following titles:

    “Taking the measure of deflategate”

    “Deflate Gate & Why Science Says the Patriots Did Not Tamper With Footballs ”

    You should also understand that the NFL still hasn’t released the PSI information that was collected during the 2015 season. The 2016 season starts in 6 days ant that information is still being kept from fans.

  185. sportschatterdotco says: Sep 2, 2016 6:54 PM

    youknowiknowitall says:
    Sep 2, 2016 6:34 PM
    I find it highly entertaining to read Pat fans try to explain the ongoing cheating by their team…..This is gold, expect the scientist to start explaining away the test results like they did for Brady real soon….lol remember that? They were giving us a science lesson on the effects of the cold weather on warm football…..hahahaha and totally disregarded the evidence of the deflator (his real nickname)who was caught with the balls in a locked bathroom

    No dog in this fight but why is it so many of you non Pats fans totally make things up? Does it make you feel better or something? It’s very odd behavior. Also odd you seem to think the science isnt real..if so I guess that explains the rest of your post. Yikes.

  186. Judge Smails says: Sep 2, 2016 7:03 PM

    mmack66 says:
    Sep 2, 2016 5:57 PM
    Judge Smails says:

    Hey Bozo, we are not the same person too bad you can’t keep up with the real truth tellers
    ————————-

    I know enough to know that neither you nor your alter ego tell anything resembling the truth.
    ——–
    Mr Walsh is a real person, I am merely a dead movie actor

    We speak be truth always like water is wet

    Can u stop the hubris?

    When Flutie needs the money ….the retelling of the Success of Tom Brady…….will envelope the earth

  187. nhpats says: Sep 2, 2016 7:14 PM

    Let #TheHaters have their fun because come thanksgiving when their teams a mathmatically eliminated from the playoffs they will be crying once again…..

  188. youknowiknowitall says: Sep 2, 2016 7:21 PM

    @sportchatter: Pay attention. You’re barking up the wrong tree.

  189. dimi1919 says: Sep 2, 2016 7:58 PM

    Lmao. Yesterday it was ripping Von Miller for being on PEDs. Today it’s everyone is on them it’s normal. But he didn’t know. Lol. He really didn’t. LMAO

  190. aj66shanghai says: Sep 2, 2016 8:20 PM

    My personal opinion is that GNC and their ilk are bigger frauds than Scientology. But ok, let’s assume that those “supplements” actually improve your ability to do things…wait, there’s an easier way to say that…let’s assume they “enhance your performance.” So we have “supplements” and we have “drugs” and both are aimed at enhancing performance, but “drugs” are bad (unless you’re Pfizer et al) so those get banned.

    The whole thing is a ridiculous sham hinging on semantics. Let them take what they want and endure the consequences

  191. williamshatnerstoupee says: Sep 2, 2016 9:40 PM

    The fans of this team, all of a sudden, proclaim that everyone in the league is on steroids and this player is a saint for owning up to it.

  192. williamshatnerstoupee says: Sep 2, 2016 10:00 PM

    The QB for the team that wears the black and gold stated on the DP show that he took a steroid to speed of healing. It’s in the soundbite.

  193. controlaltdeletedeletedelete says: Sep 2, 2016 11:05 PM

    “I don’t want to cut any corners. I want to do things the right way, with high integrity, and that’s what I have always wanted to stand for.”

    If you really believe that, go work for the Peace Corps. If your agent wrote that, welcome to the Cheatahs.

  194. maverick2560 says: Sep 2, 2016 11:49 PM

    Finally he got caught! People in the know have known for years his
    cheating. There are others who are obvious but have not been
    caught. Players in the league know who is dirty. Even though certain
    players have been recently cleared after substandard reports were
    made ..players know what the truth is.
    The lack of control of other players over others who cheat is actually
    a direct reflection of the power of the owners over the the players union. If there were a trusting relationship where the union and the
    owners could trust one another, cheating would be eliminated.
    Look at MLB, the players took control. The NFL players can not trust
    Goodell as a result of his a abuse of his uneven labor advantage, as a result players who are not using PED will not turn in or complain
    about those players who are obviously cheating.,
    Goodell use of his power is truly an example of where too much power
    corrupts.

    .

  195. hexy27 says: Sep 3, 2016 12:17 AM

    I have no idea how the NFL does not have official supplements that are regulated and distributed to each team. They want players to be ‘clean’ but they don’t want to bother helping them to stay that way.

    He (probably) took a bad batch of something he probably bought on Amazon.

    Manning had HGH shipped to HIS HOUSE and you clowns worship him. 🙂

    Sherman was hopped up on stims but he got off on a technicality.

    Any Von Miller comments are way off base. He knowingly took drugs and then tried to cheat the collection process because he KNEW he was tainted. He gets ZERO benefit of the doubt unless you are a fool.

    Anyone who roots for 320 lb lineman and 260 lb linebackers in their blood sport and then spits at them for needing to take supplements is a hypocrite.

  196. 1historian says: Sep 3, 2016 8:46 AM

    All the haters share three things :

    1) The safety of cyberspace, aka nobody knows who you are so you can be brave.
    2) The lack of guts to name the team you root for, and finally the lack of:
    3) Brains.

    Pats fan

    See you at the playoffs. With the season starting let me repeat my annual invitation to our get-together – we’ll bring the cheese and you bring the whine.

  197. hehateme2 says: Sep 3, 2016 9:21 AM

    Nothing but CHEATERS from top to bottom. Disgusting franchise….

  198. whywerule says: Sep 3, 2016 9:30 AM

    I would be fine with a one strike and your out of the NFL with regards to PEDs. I am as big a Pats fan as anyone on this board, and I am tired of hearing excuses from any player that…

    “I didn’t know it was in the supplement.”
    “The HGH was shipped to my wife.”
    “I didn’t mean to skip the test.”

    Screw that. If the NFL only allowed one PEDs strike that would clean up the league in a hurry. Of course some teams, like the Broncos and Seahawks, probably could not field a team right now if it was a one strike league.

  199. williamshatnerstoupee says: Sep 3, 2016 11:36 AM

    The excuses and the deflecting is astounding.

  200. gofor2with3pointlead says: Sep 6, 2016 4:59 AM

    The Ideal Gas Law states: NE fans must exhale constantly, expelling various noxious gases, while defending the Patriots orginization. The effect of this continuous exhalation is that their brains are deprived of the oxygen that fans of the 31 other teams in the NFL can then use for themselves to live perfectly normal lives, without the parasitic effect of NE homerism.

  201. fireroger says: Sep 6, 2016 11:11 AM

    gofor2with3pointlead says:
    Sep 6, 2016 4:59 AM
    The Ideal Gas Law states: NE fans must exhale constantly, expelling various noxious gases, while defending the Patriots orginization. The effect of this continuous exhalation is that their brains are deprived of the oxygen that fans of the 31 other teams in the NFL can then use for themselves to live perfectly normal lives, without the parasitic effect of NE homerism.
    ==================
    To be fair, the NFL and the non-deprived oxygen fans of the other 31 teams don’t believe in the Ideal Gas Law. Not for nothing but that’s a lot of wasted oxygen.

  202. fireroger says: Sep 6, 2016 11:18 AM

    LOL at the cheater comments here.

    16 teams have players suspended for PED violations this year alone. From teams of fans decrying the cheating. I’m laughing at you the hardest. 😉 For the fans from the other 16 teams we can go back a year or two and see if that changes things a bit.

    Your glass houses are lined with paper thin walls. Don’t yell too loud. They might shatter. LOL

  203. fireroger says: Sep 6, 2016 11:20 AM

    williamshatnerstoupee says:
    Sep 2, 2016 10:00 PM
    The QB for the team that wears the black and gold stated on the DP show that he took a steroid to speed of healing. It’s in the soundbite.
    =================
    -cough-
    Leveon Bell
    -cough-
    Martavis Bryant
    -cough-

  204. silvernblacksabbath says: Sep 7, 2016 10:09 AM

    And his tricep injury recovery time coincides exactly with the 4 game suspension.. Pats get all the breaks….. like their first 3/4 games without BRADY are at HOME!

  205. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 7, 2016 11:34 AM

    fireroger says:
    Sep 6, 2016 11:20 AM

    williamshatnerstoupee says:
    Sep 2, 2016 10:00 PM
    The QB for the team that wears the black and gold stated on the DP show that he took a steroid to speed of healing. It’s in the soundbite.
    =================
    -cough-
    Leveon Bell
    -cough-
    Martavis Bryant
    -cough-
    ==================

    Uh, neither one of these two players above got busted for PED use. Your point?

    Better do something about that cough…

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