Thomas: 'I followed my conscience'

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Thomas: 'I followed my conscience'

OTTAWA Tim Thomas broke his silence tonight at the NHL All-Star fantasy draft and made his first public statement since skipping the White House ceremony on Monday morning.

Thomas was the second-round choice by his team captain Zdeno Chara after the big defenseman and All-Star assistant captain Joffrey Lupul tapped Pavel Datsyuk was taken with Team Charas first pick. TSN host James Duthie prompted Thomas with a question about it being a slow week for the Bruins goaltender after making national news by sitting out the White House event honoring the Stanley Cup champs.

"I followed my conscience. I'm extremely grateful for the support for my teammates, friends and fans, said Thomas. I said in my statement that I wouldnt have any more to say about it. We're in Ottawa to talk about the game of hockey this weekend.

The All-Star game will be played at Scotiabank Place on Sunday afternoon featuring Chara, Thomas and Bruins forward Tyler Seguin in the proceedings.

Michael Strahan says 'you’ve never lived unless you’ve hit Tom Brady'

Michael Strahan says 'you’ve never lived unless you’ve hit Tom Brady'

Michael Strahan cherished sacking Tom Brady. He embraced mere contact with the New England Patriots quarterback.

Strahan, who sacked Brady three times during his NFL career with the New York Giants, discussed how he felt when he got the opportuntiy to bring down Brady.

“You’ve never lived unless you’ve hit Tom Brady. Not just Brady but any quarterback," Strahan told WWD in a story published Wednesday. “Like, you hit a guy, hit a grown man, and you hear the life and the breath leave his body. There’s something very empowering about that. Then, you hit Brady, you sack him and you land on Brady. And you get up and you’re, like, ‘Boy, I see what Gisele is feeling. You know, I just laid down with Tom Brady. That was cool.'”

It sounds like Strahan may enjoy sacking Brady a little too much. But his abiltiy to get to Brady in the Super Bowl did help swing the result in the Giants' favor, so perhaps that's a part of why he has such fond memories of being atop Brady.

Curran: ‘Is Revis concerned about his cornerback legacy?’

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Curran: ‘Is Revis concerned about his cornerback legacy?’

The Patriots are the likeliest destination for Darrelle Revis, according to reports. Tom E. Curran discusses whether or not Revis would want to return to the Patriots and what this means for Malcolm Butler.