Latest Robert Kraft News

Pat Bowlen was not your typical NFL owner

Jun. 14, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Hall of Famer Gary Zimmerman realized Pat Bowlen wasn't your typical, meddlesome NFL owner his first Thanksgiving in Denver when he found a sign-up sheet for a turkey, surely a prank on the rookies and other newcomers like himself. What the heck, he figured he'd play along, so he scribbled...

Judge clears Robert Kraft's attorneys of contempt accusation

Jun. 14, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge handed another loss to the prosecution in New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's misdemeanor prostitution solicitation case Friday, dismissing allegations that his attorneys tried to verbally intimidate a police officer and falsely accused him of lying. Judge...

Ex-Texans security coordinator alleges firing discrimination

Jun. 13, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The former security coordinator for the Houston Texans has filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging his firing by the team was racially motivated. Jeff Pope, who worked for the team for nearly three years, was dismissed last month. The...

Report: NFL investigating Texans for tampering over Caserio

Jun. 13, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The NFL is investigating tampering charges against the Texans after the Patriots accused them of contacting New England director of player personnel Nick Caserio for the Houston general manager job. ESPN.com reported that New England complained to the league after Texans executive...

Correction: Israel-Patriots Owner story

Jun. 13, 2019 6:02 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a story June 12 about New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's upcoming trip to Israel to receive the Genesis Prize, The Associated Press, citing information from organizers, reported erroneously that he would be joined by nearly 60 current or former NFL players. Organizers say that...

Will she flip? Deputies urge woman to say she was trafficked

Jun. 10, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

STUART, Fla. (AP) — The Chinese masseuse shrinks into her chair as the Florida sheriff's detective tells her deputies installed hidden cameras in her spa's ceiling. He knows she and other women had sex with men for money. But you can save yourself, Martin County Detective Mike Fenton and others tell her....

LA Times' Sam Farmer wins PFWA's McCann Award

Jun. 5, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

Sam Farmer, now in his 25th year of NFL coverage and his 19th at the Los Angeles Times, has been selected as the 2019 Dick McCann Award winner by the Professional Football Writers of America. Farmer, the 51st McCann Award honoree, is the second member of the LA Times to receive the McCann Award, joining Bob Oates...

The Latest: Boston defensemen lead charge in Game 1

May. 27, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 11 p.m. Forty-nine years after Boston's Bobby Orr flew through the air following his Stanley Cup-clinching goal against St. Louis, Bruins defensemen Connor Clifton and Charlie McAvoy played a huge role in a Game 1 win over the Blues. Both...

State prosecutors struggle with human trafficking cases

May. 26, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Laws cracking down on human trafficking are on the books in all 50 states, but convictions are notoriously elusive, and state prosecutors haven't come close to matching the success their federal counterparts have had in winning cases. States need to add resources into support trafficking...

Overwatch League commissioner leaving to work on Fortnite

May. 24, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer is leaving the competitive video game circuit to oversee esports competition for Fortnite publisher Epic Games. Nanzer tweeted he will be moving on from Activision Blizzard, the company behind the Overwatch game and league, for a "new opportunity." He didn't provide...