Blogger removes naked photos of Brady's son

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Blogger removes naked photos of Brady's son

(NECN) - David Portnoy of barstoolsports.com has taken down controversial photos that showed Tom Brady's toddler son naked on the beach.

After a week of pressure and a visit from the state police, the blogger removed the photos and wrote a story on his blog.

"Anyway I had no problem with the visit. They were friendly, non threatening and basically just said they were getting lots of complaints from the lunatic fringe (my words not theirs on lunatic fringe) and it would be in the best interest of everybody involved if Id just take them down. I obviously still stand by the fact I had every right to do everything I did, but Im not looking to make cops jobs more difficult than it already is so I complied. Granted it seems ridiculous to me that they had to waste time paying me a visit over this, but they did. And yes a part of me still feels like I sold out but what are you gonna do? I guess I could have dug my heels and seen what would have happened next, but it didnt seem like the right move. I went with my gut and my gut said just make it easy on everybody at this point."

We asked Mr. Portnoy to remove the postings and appreciate that he voluntarily chose to do so, Melissa Karpinsky, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Martha Coakley, said Tuesday morning in a statement.

Perry's Patriots 53-man roster projection

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Perry's Patriots 53-man roster projection

With New England Patriots organized workouts finished until next month, Phil Perry puts together another 53-man roster projection.

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Affleck offers passionate Brady defense when asked about Deflategate

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Affleck offers passionate Brady defense when asked about Deflategate

When the topic of Deflategate was broached on HBO's Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons, which debuted this week, Ben Affleck became all kinds of fired up.

"What they did was suspend Tom Brady for four days for not giving them his [expletive] cellphone," Affleck said. "I would never give an organization as leak-prone as the NFL my [expletive] cellphone . . . so you can just look through my emails and listen to my voicemails?"

Affleck grew up in Cambridge, Mass. and is a passionate Patriots fan. He made no attempts to hide his fandom, and his appreciation for Brady, as he and Simmons (also a Patriots fan) discussed the football-deflation controversy that has now lasted well over a year. 

Affleck, who said he would want to cast himself as Brady if ever a Deflategate movie was made, harped on the fact that the league wanted Brady to turn over his phone. 

"Maybe Tom Brady is so [expletive] classy and such a [expletive] gentleman," Affleck said, "that he doesn’t want people to know that he may have reflected on his real opinion on some of his co-workers."

Brady is waiting for the Second Circuit to make a decision as to whether or not it will rehear his case against the NFL. Earlier this offseason, the Second Circuit reinstated Brady's four-game suspension issued by the league when a three-judge panel ruled in favor of the NFL, 2-1. 

Pro Football Talk wrote on Thursday that a decision from the Second Circuit could come at any time. If the rehearding request is denied, Brady could then take the case to the Supreme Court. Should the Second Circuit grant Brady a rehearing, his suspension would be delaed until the court reached a decision. In that case, Brady could potentially play the entire 2016 season before a decision came to pass.