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Robert Kraft says accepting guilt is the best thing for the Patriots

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New England Patriots have been in the news plenty this year. The Patriots gained headlines in February for a famous and dramatic Super Bowl win thanks to a late interception by Malcolm Butler, but they also hit the headlines two weeks earlier after claims of cheating.

As we all know now, the Patriots were accused of deflating balls to gain a competitive advantage during their AFC Championship Game win over the Indianapolis Colts. Quarterback Tom Brady has been suspended for four games following NFL's investigation into the matter, a result many thought the Patriots and their owner Robert Kraft would appeal.

However, despite Kraft choosing to heavily criticize the decision by the NFL, the powerful owner has decided to accept the punishment. This decision has led many experts and fans in the Boston area to criticize Kraft, but on Thursday he issued his swift response to those critics.

Kraft responds to critics

“I only care about our fans,” said Kraft, via, ProFootballTalk reported. “I did my part to be a good partner, I think. The most important thing to me is that the fans of the New England Patriots know that I’m always trying to look out for our team’s best interests now. I think this was in the best long-term interest of the team.”

If Kraft truly thinks that the Patriots are not guilty, like he does, then he should appeal the punishment. It is not necessarily the four-game ban on Brady that will hit the Pats the hardest. The AFC East team will also have to give up next year's first-round draft pick and their 2017 four-round pick.

The wrong decision

No doubt their pick for next year would have been a valuable one and losing out could hit them hard in the long-term. It is clear that Kraft wants to get back in the good graces of the NFL, but the decision to not appeal means all of Kraft's claims of innocence are just simply and truly hollow.

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