Let me be first to say, I told you so. The funny thing is how Pats fans view capitulation as proof the NFL has folded. I told you days ago that this thing was over and that Kraft would not appeal.

He understands he’s in a position of weakness. Maybe it just took the glares and whispers of 31 equals for him to realize that his “acting out” didn’t just affect his team, but the other 31 as well.

Next up, Brady pleads through Kessler and the NFLPA for a reduced penalty, which will also be viewed as a GREAT VICTORY by the clarity challenged. Court is out of the question and the appeal may even be withdrawn after the owners’ meeting. They’ve had enough of the circus.