NFL owners plan to move on from Brady’s suspension
The NFL’s owners have reached a tentative agreement with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft to move ahead with the league’s investigation into Brady’s possible role in the 2016 domestic violence death of his wife.NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will meet with Kraft on Monday in Los Angeles.
It is expected that Goodell will say he would like to have a meeting with Kraft again, and Kraft will have a seat on the meeting, NFL sources told ESPN’s Ed Werder.
Goodell will not be in the room, sources said.
Kraft has denied wrongdoing and has repeatedly denied having any role in Brady’s arrest.
He is also facing questions about whether he has an emotional attachment to his daughter, Katherine.
Kraft is expected to have more to say about the domestic violence case in coming weeks.
Kraft also has asked NFL commissioner Roger DeBartolo to investigate the allegations of collusion against him and the league.
Kraft and the Patriots have not responded to multiple requests for comment.
Kraft, who was elected in November, said last month that he was ready to move past the domestic-violence scandal that led to his wife, Patsy, being arrested and charged with murder in August.
Kraft’s lawyer has said Kraft is innocent and that Kraft is the victim of a smear campaign.
The NFLPA has said it wants to move forward with its investigation and that the league has given it permission to investigate.
The Patriots have said the league does not have a case against Kraft.
Brady’s lawyer, Kevin C. Cox, has said he is confident the NFLPA will get to the bottom of the allegations, which he has called “deeply troubling.”
Goodell, who is still investigating the allegations against Brady, told reporters last month the league would release its findings before the season ends.
Goodell said at the time that the NFL would not make a determination about Brady’s future until the investigation was complete.
The league’s findings are expected to include whether Brady violated the league policy on domestic violence.
Goodell has been under pressure to take a tougher stance on the case against Brady.
Brady, who had a history of concussions, has been fined $1.75 million by the NFL and has been suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the league anti-cheating policy.
The two-time Super Bowl MVP has been sidelined since Nov. 15 for the second consecutive season with a neck injury.
Kraft said in November he was willing to sit down with Goodell to discuss the investigation.
Kraft made a statement to the NFL on Monday saying he wants the investigation to continue.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.