Immediately following a press conference on Wednesday morning where Robert Kraft stated he regrets not appealing NFL penalties (from “deflategate”) against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, the official Twitter account for Newport Daily News Sports shared an interesting tweet.

At 10:13 a.m. on July 29th @SportsNDN tweeted “It’s never too early for #Kraft to down a few martinis. #DeflateGate #FreeBrady”.

Is Newport Daily News suggesting or alleging Robert Kraft had a few martinis before the press conference, was acting as if he was drunk during the presser, or projecting that he was going out for martinis after?

A request for comment and clarification from Newport Daily News regarding the tweet has not yet been responded to.

The Newport Daily News, a family owned newspaper that has been publishing since 1846, covers the communities of Newport County. The Newport Daily News is owned and operated by Edward A. Sherman Publishing Co., also publishers of Newport Mercury and Newport Life Magazine.

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Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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