Kevin Faulk stands by his teammates, through the good and the bad.
The former New England Patriots running back sent a message at the 2016 NFL Draft that he supported Tom Brady as the ongoing Deflategate saga continues to unfolds. Faulk wore a No. 12 Patriots jersey when he walked to the draft podium alongside NFL executive vice president Troy Vincent, who could have stopped Faulk from wearing the jersey. But he didn’t.
“Troy had a job to do, just like Roger Goodell had a job to do,” Faulk told Nikki Reyes on “NESN Live” on Monday. “Troy is a former player, so Troy also understands how we feel about certain things, too. So Troy didn’t really say anything because he could have easily stopped me from walking out there.”
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