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Fake news or not, Tom Brady needs a new contract

Despite the various flaws in the ultimately fake report from Ron Borges of the Boston Herald about Patriots quarterback Tom Brady‘s desire for a new contract, Brady should want one — and he should get one. Brady has two years left on his current deal, at salaries of $14 million in 2018 and $14 million [more]

Kyle Shanahan: First time I asked about trading Jimmy G, Belichick said no way

The 49ers have their franchise quarterback in Jimmy Garoppolo, but it took some time to pry him away from the Patriots. San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan told Albert Breer of that he approached New England coach Bill Belichick at last year’s Scouting Combine and asked about Garoppolo, only to have Belichick shut him down [more]

Boston Herald buries print apology for bogus Borges article

When it became clear that the Ron Borges article regarding a possible Tom Brady showdown over “up-front money” with the Patriots arose from phony text messages, the Boston Herald quickly expunged the story from the Internet. But that was too late to remove it from the print version of the newspaper, where the headline blared [more]

Willie McGinest: Josh McDaniels told me he’s “absolutely not” guaranteed to succeed Belichick

Josh McDaniels spurned the Colts’ head coaching job to remain the Patriots’ offensive coordinator despite having no assurance that he’ll become the head coach of the Patriots some day. Former Patriot Willie McGinest said on NFL Network that he spoke to McDaniels about it after McDaniels decided to remain in New England, and McDaniels told [more]

Christian Fauria suspended from radio job for racist Don Yee impression

Former Patriots tight end Christian Fauria has been suspended from his Boston radio job for a racist on-air impression of agent Don Yee. Fauria was trying to make a joke during a discussion on WEEI of Boston Herald columnist Ron Borges’ column about Tom Brady, which was based on a hoax text from someone pretending [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo says he learned how to prepare from Tom Brady

Jimmy Garoppolo spent three and a half years as the Patriots’ backup before becoming the 49ers’ starter, and Garoppolo says he learned a lot from an apprenticeship under Tom Brady. Garoppolo said he noted Brady’s preparation while they played together, and Garoppolo tries to prepare the same way. “I think his love for the game, [more]

Tom vs. Time’s sixth episode on “pause” after Patriots’ Super Bowl loss

It’s not how Tom Brady expected Super Bowl LII to turn out. It’s not how “Tom vs. Time” series director Gotham Chopra saw it going either. Chopra posted an update on the sixth episode of the Facebook series about the life and times of Brady. Chopra said on social media Friday that the Patriots’ loss [more]

Boston Herald suspends Ron Borges’ column, apologizes for “erroneous report”

The Boston Herald has now acknowledged that its lead sports story today, a column by Ron Borges saying Tom Brady was ready to hold out for more money, was based on a hoax. Borges reported that unnamed sources had told him that Brady was planning to hold out if he didn’t get a contract like [more]

Former Patriots receiver arrested after incident with wife

Former Patriots draft pick P.K. Sam was arrested in Ohio this week, and charged with misdemeanor charges of domestic violence and assault after allegedly breaking into his own house. Via Richard Wilson of the Dayton Daily News, court records detailed the night of his arrest after a night out in a Dayton nightclub. Police responded to [more]

Tom Brady: No. 1 feeling I have is gratitude

Friday started with a report in the Boston Herald indicating Patriots quarterback Tom Brady would skip offseason work with the team if he doesn’t get a contract extension rivaling the one Jimmy Garoppolo signed with the 49ers on Thursday. That report has been retracted after radio station WEEI reported someone other than Brady’s agent Don [more]

What happens to Ron Borges after strike two?

More than a decade ago, Ron Borges left the Boston Globe due to allegations of plagiarism. Eleven years later, he could be on the verge of leaving the Boston Herald for a different manifestation of laziness. Borges allowed himself to be duped by someone pretending to be agent Don Yee. The guy who pretended to [more]

Ron Borges prankster says hoax was easy to pull off

The top sports story in today’s Boston Herald is a Ron Borges column that was based on a lie. The person who told Borges the lie says Borges was easy to fool. WEEI caller “Nick in Boston” said on the air this morning that he saw Borges’ phone number on Twitter and texted him with [more]

Boston Herald looking into hoax, pulls Ron Borges column

It’s been a rough morning for Boston Herald columnist Ron Borges. Borges believed he had a major scoop in today’s paper: A column citing unnamed “sources” close to Tom Brady saying that Brady was ready to hold out of offseason work if the Patriots didn’t give him a significant pay raise, comparable to the contract [more]

The Boston Herald likely will be retracting a Patriots story, again

Ten years after the Boston Herald had to backpedal regarding a major story that made the Patriots look very, very bad, the Herald possibly will be doing it again. The report from Ron Borges of the Herald regarding the supposed intent of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to skip OTAs “unless he receives a contract extension [more]

Lions would favor modifying hiring rules

Even though a Patriots coordinator backed out on a deal to be a head coach the day before, Lions General Manager Bob Quinn wasn’t worried about that happening to him. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Quinn said he never doubted that Patricia would follow through on the deal. “No,” Quinn said when [more]

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