At every checkpoint along the way, this Deflategate farce continued precisely because the NFL has been seeking to diminish the Patriots and Tom Brady.
Apparently the NFL was only willing to reduce its suspension of Tom Brady from four games to three games.
Judge Richard Berman said no settlement was reached Monday in the Deflategate case, but said he would deliver a decision "tomorrow or the day after."
11mThe Vikings will be without Adrian Peterson as well as Christian Ponder and others when they see the Patriots on Sunday.
11mGreg Hardy, convicted by a judge but still awaiting jury trial in a domestic-abuse case in North Carolina, is deactivated by the Panthers in a surprise move.
11mAfter a week under siege, the NFL will go into bunker mode to craft a solution to its problems . . . but what's the right answer?
11mBefore the Patriots and Vikings kick off Sunday, here are a few quotes from head coaches Bill Belichick and Mike Zimmer on some different storylines pertaining to this week's game.
11mThe Minnesota Vikings make a move to compensate for Adrian Peterson's absence by signing running back Joe Banyard to the roster from the practice squad.
11mHines Ward says Tom Brady definitely remains one of the NFL's best.
11mJamie Collins and Ryan Wendell will not play against the Vikings on Sunday.