NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hasn't visited Gillette Stadium since the NFL punished Tom Brady for Deflategate. While many -- especially those in the Boston-area -- believe Goodell is dodging New England, the commissioner said Wednesday he's not avoiding attending Patriots games.
"If I'm invited back to Foxborough, I'll come," he said.
Goodell later added: "I have no doubt if I wanted to come out to a Patriots game, and I asked Mr. (Robert) Kraft, he would welcome me back. That's up to him though."
Consider an offer extended.
"I've talked to a lot of fans who would love to welcome Roger back to Gillette Stadium," Kraft said in a statement to ESPN's Mike Reiss. "If we are fortunate enough to win on Sunday, the kickoff of the (2017) NFL season would present the perfect opportunity."