Maine Gov. Paul LePage Continues Boycott of Patriots Super Bowls | NECN

Maine Gov. Paul LePage Continues Boycott of Patriots Super Bowls

He said he has a "real hard time" getting over what owner Bob Kraft did to the state of Connecticut and the drafting of Aaron Hernandez

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    Maine Gov. Paul LePage, left, says he has a problem with the New England Patriots in part because of how owner Robert Kraft, top right, treated the state of Connecticut, and also because they drafted tight end Aaron Hernandez, bottom right, who was later convicted of murder. (Published Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017)

    Another year, another Patriots Super Bowl appearance that Maine Gov. Paul LePage has no interest in watching.

    The Republican governor of New England's biggest state says during a WGAN-AM radio appearance on Thursday that he won't watch the big game against the Atlanta Falcons.

    LePage says he continues to have "a real hard time getting over what Bob Kraft did to the state of Connecticut." The Patriots owner terminated a deal to move the franchise to Hartford in 1999.

    The governor also says the Patriots were wrong to have selected convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez when it knew "he was a bad guy from the get go."

    LePage also bashed the Patriots before their appearance in the Super Bowl two years ago. He's a fan of the New York Giants.

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