Welcome to real life, Bob Kraft – Deflategate brings justice beyond his control into life of billionaire

by Kent Sterling

Rich people need to take a deep breath once in awhile and understand that life will bring frustration for them as it will for most Americans.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft enjoys a life that is 99.9% wonderful, but he continues to carp about the 0.1% that is like the rest of us.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft enjoys a life that is 99.9% wonderful, but he continues to carp about the 0.1% that is like the rest of us.

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was mindbogglingly pious and entitled is his outrage yesterday over the penalties that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld for his fair-haired, perfect, adopted son Tom Brady, and it served as a reminder that the really rich among us simply assume that everything in the world will conform to their sense of justice – which is by definition perverted by their own largesse.

Among Kraft’s absurd and self-righteous declarations:

  • “I was wrong to put my faith in the league.”
  • “I, first and foremost, need to apologize to our fans because I truly believe what I did in May — given the actual evidence of the situation, and the league’s history on discipline matters — would make it much easier for the league to exonerate Tom Brady. Unfortunately I was wrong,”
  • “Six months removed from the AFC Championship Game, the league still has no hard evidence of anybody doing anything to tamper with the psi levels of footballs. I continue to believe and unequivocally support Tom Brady.”
  • “I’ve come to the conclusion that this was never about doing what was fair and just. Back in May, I had to make a difficult decision that I now regret.”
  • “Yesterday’s decision by commissioner Goodell was released in a similar manner, under an erroneous headline that read, ‘Tom Brady destroyed his cellphone.’ This headline was designed to capture headlines across the country and obscure evidence regarding the tampering of air pressure in footballs.
  • “It intentionally implied nefarious behavior and minimized the acknowledgement that Tom provided the history of every number he texted during that relevant time frame. We had already provided the league with every cellphone of every non-NFLPA employee that they requested, including head coach Bill Belichick.”
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