Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Says ‘It Would Really Be Criminal’ If There’s No NFL Football This Fall


April 21, 2011

Robert Kraft is an NFL owner, meaning he's (obviously) on the owners' side of this whole NFL lockout fiasco. Still, the former season-ticket holder certainly sounded like a fan on Wednesday.

"It would really be criminal if we don't have football here [at Gillette Stadium] on Sundays," Kraft told's Tom E. Curran. "We've got to negotiate, not litigate. We should have a deal. … We have to find a way to get the players back in."

Kraft's sentiments are indeed in line with what many football fans feel, with the exception, of course, that he's part of the group of owners that locked out the players from playing football and asked for an extra billion dollars in the next collective-bargaining agreement. So, while yes, it may be criminal if there's no football this fall, Kraft, as it stands right now, is part of the guilty party.

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Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Says 'It Would Really Be Criminal' If There's No NFL Football This Fall

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"When you saw [Zdeno Chara] the day they pulled him out of the game, he looked like he was going to die any second, but I think he's totally recovered and he looks fine to me."
–Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg, on the state of Chara's health when the captain was forced to sit out of Game 2

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You know, they probably spend more time together than a lot of married folks do.

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Says 'It Would Really Be Criminal' If There's No NFL Football This Fall

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In case you missed it, Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau said that Madison Square Garden isn't a loud building. Well, the New York fans didn't appreciate that, and they responded by offering a "Can you hear us?" chant on Wednesday night.

Boudreau got the last laugh, though, with the Caps pulling off a double-overtime victory.

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