The Washington Post reports the NFL Players Association is charging the team's doctor "altered the medical treatment of a player in an effort to bolster a legal case that would force the player to return his signing bonus to the team."
The Smoking Gun introduces us to Victor Thompson, who had a series of mug shots taken when he was arrested on a drug charge last month, which is how we know his entire head is tattooed to look like a replica of Brady's Patriots helmet:
He added the name of the helmet maker (“Riddell”) on his forehead, as well as an American flag and an NFL logo.
Thompson even included the small green dot indicating that a helmet is equipped with an electronic device allowing its wearer to receive plays from the sideline.
Bruce Allen snorts.
No matter how much it stings, a bet's a bet and Mayor Walsh donned a Broncos jersey before calling his counterpart in Denver to offer congratulations on the Broncos' trip to the Super Bowl.
Given everything that happened this year, it was still quite a season.
On the same day the city IT department posted a photo proving Marty Walsh actually tweets, the mayor's office also announced the stakes of the obligatory bet with his counterpart in Denver over this Sunday's Patriots/Broncos game:
In the event that the Denver Broncos defeat the Patriots, Mayor Walsh will:
Wear Mayor Hancock’s Denver Broncos jersey during a session of the U.S. Conference of Mayors next week.
- Deliver Mayor Hancock 5 lbs. of Boston’s famous chocolate turtles from Phillips Candy House in Dorchester.
Better hurry, although Paul MacMaster says he'll wait until they're 125% off.
Bruce Allen reads that Rolling Stone piece about Aaron Hernandez and reports he can point out the exact paragraphs that were written by professional Patriots hater Ron Borges.
Ed. note: I am not such a keen observer of the Boston sports media scene as Bruce, but the nitpicker in me is dying to know: Where's the strip club in South Boston the article claims a Patriots security honcho monitored?
MBCR is reminding Patriots fans that new July Fourth-like security restrictions at Gillette Stadium mean they'll be turned away if they try to get into the stadium with largeish bags Friday night. And don't think you can just leave that stuff on the train to the game, because you can't. So think like you're heading out for a night of clubbing instead of a night cheering on (maybe) Brady: