PHOENIX — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s absence from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s annual Super Bowl news conference was noted in this space, in part because Kraft publicly expressed his displeasure with the league’s handling of the investigation into underinflated footballs as it relates to leaks in the media. Kraft is usually in attendance at Goodell’s news conference.
I’ve learned more about Kraft’s absence.
Kraft decided to stay back with the Patriots, who had a team meeting scheduled at that time Friday. more