Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti denied that he’s applied pressure to commissioner Roger Goodell to uphold the four-game suspension of Patriots QB Tom Brady.
“I have not and will not put any pressure on the Commissioner or anyone representing the NFL office to take action in what everyone is calling ‘Deflategate,'” Bisciotti said in a statement. “The story circulating that I have put pressure on Roger (Goodell) is 100% wrong. The reports are unfair to Robert Kraft, who is an honorable person, and to his franchise.”
ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio was the one who specifically named Bisciotti and Colts owner Jim Irsay as the two owners trying to get Goodell to uphold the suspension.
“I know who they are and I’m gonna name ‘em right now,” Paolantonio told the Mighty 1090 in San Diego on Friday, via CSNNE.com. “Jim Irsay of the Colts. Steve Bisciotti of the Ravens and others in the AFC who believe the Patriots have gotten away with murder for years and have not been publicly punished properly.”
- Stepheh Holder of the Indianapolis Star reports that the Colts made an attempt to restructure RT Gosder Cherilus’ contract before releasing him on Sunday.
- The Vikings placed CB Josh Robinson on the active/PUP list Sunday. (Ben Goessling)
- Minnesota is also placing DL Shamar Stephen and WR DaVaris Daniels on the NFI list. (Ben Goessling)
- Vikings HC Mike Zimmer said they plan to keep rookie T.J. Clemmings at tackle for now. (Ben Goessling)