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Kraft wants Walsh to speak
PALM BEACH, Fla. — Patriots owner Robert Kraft wants nothing more than to hear what former team employee Matt Walsh has to say about any wrongdoing the Pats might have done besides taping defensive signals.
"I’m anxiously looking forward to him speaking and hopefully cleaning this up and completely exonerating us," Kraft said Monday in his first public remarks since the Super Bowl. "I don’t know why he doesn’t just come out and speak."
Lawyers for the NFL and Walsh, now an assistant golf pro in Hawaii, have not reached an agreement that would prompt Walsh to speak to the league. Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday that no one else interviewed in connection with the Patriots’ taping of the Jets’ defensive coaches in a Week 1 game last year had asked for any conditions to speak to NFL investigators.
Because of the incident, the Patriots had to forfeit their own 2008 first-round pick and were fined $250,000, and coach Bill Belichick was fined $500,000.
Lopez twins turning pro
The Lopez twins are going pro together.
Stanford sophomore Robin Lopez is joining his 7-foot brother Brook in entering the NBA draft.
The brothers made their announcement to The Associated Press on Monday through mother, Deborah Ledford.
It was expected that Brook would declare himself eligible for the NBA, but Robin was not so certain. They were prep stars in Fresno, Calif., and came to Stanford together.