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  • Patriots owner Robert Kraft: NFL suspension of Tom Brady ‘unfathomable’

    July 29, 2015 | 10:32 am

    Robert Kraft, the Jewish owner of the New England Patriots, slammed the National Football League for suspending Tom Brady, his team’s star quarterback, for the first four games of the upcoming season.

    In a statement Wednesday, Kraft called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s...

  • Former Patriots star Hernandez gets life in prison for 2013 killing

    April 15, 2015 | 8:51 am

    Former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for murdering an acquaintance in an industrial park near his Massachusetts home, concluding the first of two murder trials he faces this year.

    A Massachusetts jury found Hernandez,...

  • Bears bring in Jewish head coach, Marc Trestman

    January 16, 2013 | 2:22 pm

    The Chicago Bears hired a Jewish head coach, Marc Trestman.

    Trestman, 57, a longtime NFL assistant, was named Wednesday to his first head coaching post in the league. The 57-year-old Minneapolis native will be the only Jewish head coach in the National Football League.

    Over the...

  • Cleveland Browns sale ends 51-year Jewish ownership

    August 3, 2012 | 10:43 am

    The sale of the Cleveland Browns ends 51 years of Jewish ownership of the National Football League team. 

    The sale of the team to a group headed by truck-stop magnate Jimmy Haslam III was confirmed by the NFL Network on Aug. 2, according to the Cleveland Jewish News. The deal...

  • Chai Lifeline to send 12-year-old to the Super Bowl

    By Ryan Torok

    February 4, 2011 | 2:44 pm

    Adam Wolf, a 12-year-old with cerebral palsy, was stunned when Randi Grossman, West Coast director of the Chai Lifeline, called to tell him that the organization would pay for him to go to the Super Bowl.

    “He said, ‘Are you kidding me? This is amazing,’” Wolf’s mother, Ali...

  • A Minyan in the Outfield

    September 23, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    From his office in Pico-Robertson, Ephraim Moxson counts Jewish professional athletes. There are five playing in the National Hockey League, a couple in the National Basketball Assn., four in the National Football League. But in Major League Baseball, there will be, by the end of...