A week after blasting the NFL for what he considered “unreasonable and unprecedented" punishment for the deflategate controversy, Patriots owner Robert Kraft has "reluctantly" accepted the league's ruling.Kraft spoke in San Francisco, site of the spring owners meetings and said he wanted to end the rhetoric for the sake of the league and the team. This means the team will pay the $1 million dollar fine as well as lose two draft picks, their first round next season and a fourth round pick in 2017.

Kraft's acceptance of the penalty has nothing to do with Tom Brady who has already filed an appeal which could be heard in the next couple weeks. During his press conference, Kraft never mentioned Brady or the incident other than to say he was disappointed to still be talking about air pressure in a football four months after the AFC title game.

After his comments Kraft left the podium without taking questions from reporters maintaining his desire to stop the rhetoric between himself and the league.