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NFL asks police to watch over Goodell’s house in Maine

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The NFL has asked police to keep an eye on commissioner Roger Goodell’s house on the Maine coast following his decision to uphold the four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

The NFL contacted Scarborough police on Tuesday, according to the Portland Press Herald.

“They did reach out and let us know about the decision and that it might not be popular,” said Scarborough Police Chief Robbie Moulton.

Goodell and his wife own a $6.5 million house in Scarborough, Maine, an area where most fans follow the Super Bowl-champion Patriots. Goodell has vacationed in Scarborough for years and recently built a home at Prout’s Neck.

Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate was upheld Goodell on Tuesday. The commissioner said in his decision that Brady had his cell phone destroyed in connection with the probe into whether he was involved in the deflation of footballs in the AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Scarborough police said there have been no problems or threats.

“We’re aware of the situation and will be patrolling the area certainly,” Moulton said. “In the past, when there have been unpopular decisions, there have been emails and things. I wouldn’t say it rose to the level of threats, but certainly expressing unhappiness.”


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