Slater, a seven year veteran and Patriots captain who is regarded as one ofthe NFL’s top special teams coverage players, said that internally the team has “addressed it and moved on.”The NFLissued a statement Friday on the so called Deflategate, stating the investigation is ongoing and the league will “fully investigate this matter without compromise or delay.”The NFLinvestigation is being led by league vice presidentJeff Pashand outside attorney Ted Wells, who led the investigation into theMiami Dolphins’ bullying scandal in 2013.After the Patriots advanced tothe Super Bowlwith a 45 7 rout of theIndianapolis Coltslast Sunday night, reports surfaced that the Patriots purposely deflated footballs used in the game.The investigation reportedly has found 11 ofNew England’s 12 allotted game balls were under inflated.The NFLsaid it began the investigation Sunday night and had conducted nearly 40 interviews and are “continuing to obtain additional information, including video and other electronic information and physical evidence.”Patriots quarterbackTom Brady, who held a news conference on the subject Thursday, also addressed teammates that day.”He stood up and spoke and just said, ‘This is a distraction and we just need to keep focus as a team,'” cornerbackDarrelle Revissaid Friday. “‘We have a big game to play,’ and that’s something he wouldn’t do. He wouldn’t break any rules.””I’d love to get into that with you, but we have been instructed by our union as players to reserve comment on this situation,” Slater, the Patriots’ union representative, said when asked whatthe NFLcould do to avoid a similar situation in the future.
A: In practical terms, it means layoffs. In January, PotashCorp shuttered its Picadilly mine in New Brunswick resulting in about 420 job losses and pledged to concentrate on its Rocanville mine south of Yorkton, which recently underwent a $3 billion expansion. The company has also implemented temporary production shutdowns at its Allan and Lanigan mines and this week announced 140 layoffs and a major capacity reduction at its Cory mine.
Part of the proceeds from the book support philanthropic endeavors in the Philadelphia area. Marnie also sent copies of her book to American Red Cross shelters in Houston for children who were stranded after Hurricane Harvey. As for the future of her foundation, Marnie says she hopes to expand her efforts to North Carolina next year as she has recently moved to Charlotte from Los Angeles..
Because of the daily, relentless nature of baseball, players you watch every day quickly weave themselves into the tapestry of your life. And much in the same way that you likely couldn pinpoint exactly how long you been driving your car or how long you owned your particular toothbrush, players fade to the background and into the realm of they just kind of always been there. Especially prevalent with young players, I found.