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Tom Brady Big Papi Is Happy I'm Not Suspended

9/4/2015 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0903-david-ortiz-tom-brady-GETTY-INSTAGRAM-01Tom Brady has some big support coming his way after beating Roger Goodell and the NFL in court on Thursday ... but David Ortiz may be the biggest supporter of them all.

As our friends at BSO pointed out ... Papi posted a tweet after hearing the news of Brady's 4-game suspension being lifted ... showing some Boston love after the New England QB was set free.

Shouldn't be surprised by the support ... both Beantown sports legends are no strangers to championships and controversy ... so they definitely have stuff to bond over.

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Patriots Cheerleaders Flash New Super Bowl Bling ... Boobs Adjacent

8/17/2015 12:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0817_patriots_Cheerleader_super_Bowl_necklace_launchThe Patriots cheerleaders' cleavage looks way more impressive today -- the women got draped in serious Super Bowl ice last night ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Patriots sources tell us the cheer squad had a private ceremony Sunday at Gillette Stadium ... where they were presented with massive diamond-encrusted pendants, featuring 4 Lombardi trophies and the team logo.

The back of the pendant is engraved with the very inclusive message, "We are all Patriots."

Way to go Tom Brady ... the cheerleaders thank you from the bottom of their hearts. Or is that top of their chests? Either way.

Tom Brady Is Hideous

8/12/2015 11:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0812_tom_brady-court_sketch_twitterThis is Tom Brady sitting in a Manhattan Federal Court ... trying to get his 4 game NFL imposed suspension overturned.

The artist must be a Jets fan ... 

Tom Brady Judges Love a Sharp Dressed Man ... Right?

8/12/2015 8:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0812-main-brady-goodell-landov-01Tom Brady walked into a NYC courtroom dressed for success in his effort to have his 4 game suspension overturned -- we'll see if it works.

The Patriots QB arrived for the appeal ... tanned like a Greek god, in a sharp blue suit (probably picked out by Gisele Bundchen) with a white pocket square. Meanwhile ... his opposition, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell also looked good ... no pocket square though.

This is the best Deflate-gate has looked in the 7 months this mess has dragged on and haunted America.

Matt Damon Screw the 4 Games ... Brady's Still My Fantasy Guy

8/11/2015 7:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ya can't say Matt Damon ain't ride or die ... Boston to the heart ... and blindly passionate for all things Patriots, but that love might finally crush him -- in fantasy football.   

No shocker ... Damon's stuck with his Pats and Tom Brady through the whole Deflategate mess -- but when we got him in downtown L.A. Monday night ... we wondered if he'd waiver when it comes to drafting a fantasy QB this year. 

Keep in mind, TB's most likely serving a 4-game suspension before he sees any playing time.

Check out Matt's response. Billy Joel is ringing in our heads for some reason.

"And we would all go down together ..." 

Jets Fans Troll Patriots Practice You're All Cheaters!!

7/30/2015 7:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0730-jetsfan-twitterLeave it to the NY Jets fans to throw salt in the Patriots wounds -- trolling the team by flying a "CHEATERS" banner over the New England practice today. 

The sign, created by Jets Fan Media, read ... "Cheaters Look Up."

Don't worry, Pats Nation is already firing back on the Jets Fan Media twitter page -- one guy wrote back, "The only banner Jets fans will see for a long time." 

Touche'. 

Mike Epps The NFL Is Better Off Without 'Tom Shady and Bill Bellicheat'

7/29/2015 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Count Mike Epps among the people piling on to Tom Brady and Bill Belichick's terrible week ... 'cause the movie star tells TMZ Sports the NFL will be far LESS SHADY now that the Pats have been punished. 

Epps was out in NYC promoting his (and LeBron's) new show "Survivor's Remorse" when we asked the die hard Colts fan how he felt about the NFL upholding Tom Brady's suspension.

FYI -- the Colts got SMASHED in the AFC title game last year ... the contest that sparked Deflategate.

Check out the clip -- Epps is locked and loaded with his jabs ... coming up with a brand new nickname for Brady while hitting Belichick with an old standard.

Sour grapes? Maybe ... doesn't mean he isn't right though.

Tom Brady DISSES SAMSUNG I Replaced That Crap with iPhone 6

7/29/2015 5:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

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Tom Brady took a shot at Samsung while defending himself in the Deflategate scandal -- claiming he didn't randomly destroy his cell phone ... but junked it because it was broken .. in exchange for an iPhone! 

After the NFL issued a statement claiming Brady was more than suspicious when he 86'd his phone on the same day he was supposed to meet with investigators, TB finally fired back. 

"I also disagree with yesterdays narrative surrounding my cellphone. I replaced my broken Samsung phone with a new iPhone 6 AFTER my attorneys made it clear to the NFL that my actual phone device would not be subjected to investigation under ANY circumstances."

"To try and reconcile the record and fully cooperate with the investigation after I was disciplined in May, we turned over detailed pages of cell phone records and all of the emails that Mr. Wells requested." 

"We even contacted the phone company to see if there was any possible way we could retrieve any/all of the actual text messages from my old phone. In short, we exhausted every possibility to give the NFL everything we could and offered to go thru the identity for every text and phone call during the relevant time."

"Regardless, the NFL knows that Mr. Wells already had ALL relevant communications with Patriots personnel that either Mr. Wells saw or that I was questioned about in my appeal hearing. There is no 'smoking gun' and this controversy is manufactured to distract from the fact they have zero evidence of wrongdoing."

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NFL Tom Brady Destroyed Cell Phone ... Suspension Upheld

7/28/2015 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0728-tom-brady-NFL-GETTY-01Tom Brady told the NFL he could not submit his cell phone as evidence in the Deflategate investigation because he destroyed it ... this according to the NFL.  

The league just issued a statement saying it would UPHOLD Brady's 4 game suspension -- without pay -- for cheating by instructing staffers to deflate the balls in the AFC Championship game. 

Brady allegedly texted clubhouse attendants about the plan to deflate the balls -- but when asked for his cell phone, Brady's attorney told the league it was "unavailable because it had been destroyed."

Brady's lawyer told the league, "Text messages exchanged on that cellphone could not be retrieved."

The NFL says, "At the hearing, Mr. Brady testified that it is his practice to destroy (or to give to his assistant to destroy) his cellphone and SIM cards when he gets a new cell phone."

The NFL says Brady gave his old cell phone to his assistant to be destroyed on March 6, 2015 -- the very same day he met with Ted Wells and his team to be questioned about the tampering allegations

The league says Brady gave them a letter from his cell phone carrier saying the text messages could no longer be recovered. 

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Robert Kraft Trump's a Financial Genius

7/20/2015 8:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Donald Trump just got some praise from a very powerful man -- Patriots owner Robert Kraft ... who hailed Donald as a financial wizard ... even if he turned down a chance to buy the Pats in the '80s. 

There are reports Trump had a shot to buy New England in 1988 for somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million ... but passed 'cause he didn't think it was worth it. 

Kraft bought the team in '94 for $172 mil -- and now they're reportedly valued at $2.6 BILLION!! 

So, when Kraft was leaving Craig's in West Hollywood last night, we asked about the Trump story -- to which he replied, "Donald Trump's a very good investor. I wouldn't question anything he does."

We thought we could sense some sarcasm in the statement -- but it turns out, Kraft and Trump have been good friends for 20 years ... so, maybe a serious compliment? 

We also asked about Rob Gronkowski's party habits and Tom Brady's suspension -- but he would comment on ONE of the players ... wanna guess which? 

NFL's Brandon Spikes Guilty In Maybach Hit & Run ... Avoids Jail

7/1/2015 10:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0701-brandon-spikes-getty-03Ex-New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes has pled GUILTY in his hit and run case stemming from a June crash in his Maybach ... but he won't do one single minute behind bars. 

Instead, Spikes has been ordered to pay more than $2k in fines and his driver's license has been suspended for one year. 

As we previously reported, cops found Brandon's expensive Maybach on the side of the interstate in Foxboro, Mass. on June 7. At first, Spikes said he hit a deer, but was lying. Instead, he smashed into the back of an SUV -- leaving 3 people with minor injuries, including a 12-year-old girl.

Spikes was initially charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury crash, negligent driving, speeding and failure to stay in his lane.

But he struck a plea deal, and got probation for one year. His driver's license was suspended and he's been ordered to complete a safe driving course. 

Spikes was released by the Pats following the crash. So far, no other team has picked him up. 

Bill Belichick All Greece'd Up During Tom Brady's Appeal

6/25/2015 10:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0625_Bill_Belichick_Santorini_photos_launchWhile his superstar QB was fighting the NFL to drop the Deflategate suspension, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick was chillin' in Greece ... looking like he didn't have a care in the world. 

TMZ Sports obtained pics of Bill hangin' out with his GF, Linda Holliday, on the Greek isle of Santorini this week ... doing some shopping, eating and hanging out at a local bar. 

We're told the couple spent a lot of time in Oia -- known for being incredibly beautiful ... and one of the most relaxing places on the planet. 

BTW -- looks like Bill was rockin' a Fitbit on the trip. No cheat days ... 

Rob Gronkowski All He Wants to Do is Dance

6/21/2015 7:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Rob Gronkowski is a championship football player ... sometimes we forget, because it seems all he does is dance.

Gronk let loose at The Underground in Chi Town Friday night, sharing DJ honors with DJ Dante as he sang and danced with family and friends.

Gronk's in the Windy City for the Nascar Xfinity Series Race at the Chicagoland Speedway.  He's the Grand Marshall.

How do you sign up for his life?

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