Friday, February 4, 2011
Patriots Owner Bob Kraft: Get The Lawyers Out Of The Way
“We just had a situation where we were sued that we didn’t get enough money from the networks,” Kraft continued. “I know as chair of the Broadcast Committee, I worked with the committee and the Commissioner, we generated revenue at a very serious time in our country and extended contracts. We were just sued that we didn’t do a good enough job. The players wind up paying $15 million in legal fees for something that is nonsensical. We have got to stop this legal maneuvering and get business negotiations going on. If we do, I’m confident we can close a deal.”
The question is, is either side done maneuvering and posturing. If the lawyers can milk $15m for "something nonsensical", then there is no way they are going to step aside and let a deal get done in a week.