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Robert Kraft, NFL's Savior

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft, wracked with the loss of his beloved wife Myra only days earlier, traveled to Washington yesterday to celebrate the striking of a long-awaited NFL labor deal.

What he found was that neither his tireless work, nor his personal sacrifice, went unappreciated.

The result was an indelible, touching image that capped a tumultuous, 136-day lockout. Few NFL fans will forget the moment that Kraft found comfort in an unlikely set of arms belonging to Colts player representative Jeff Saturday.

“A special thanks to Myra Kraft, who even in her weakest moment, allowed Mr. Kraft to come and fight this out,” Saturday said at a joint news conference to announce a 10-year collective bargaining agreement. ...

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