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While attending Westlake High School in Austin, Texas, quarterback Drew Brees met legendary Dallas Cowboys quarterback Rodger Staubach. The two would become such good friends, they would talk on the phone before every one of Brees’ games.

That could’ve been the key reason Brees and his team had a perfect season – going 16-0 with a state championship victory.

That’s a pretty impressive accomplishment in a state where football reigns supreme.

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Patriots fans hold “Free Tom Brady” rally at Gillette Stadium 

Dozens of New England Patriots fans filled a parking lot at Gillette Stadium to protest the four-game suspension handed to quarterback Tom Brady over the “Deflategate” scandal.

The “Free Tom Brady” rally was organized on Facebook. Many of the fans who gathered on Sunday wore Brady football jerseys with his number 12 on the back and held signs calling on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to rescind the suspension.

Several chants broke out at the rally, including one Pro-Brady chant.

The penalty was imposed on the four-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback after investigator Ted Wells found it was more probable than not that Brady was at least generally aware of team employees who schemed to let air out of Patriots’ footballs prior to January’s AFC championship game.

Goodell plans to hear Brady’s appeal of the suspension.

Adrian Peterson tells Vikings he won’t be attending OTAs

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has told head coach Mike Zimmer that he will not attend the team’s three-day voluntary workouts that begin Tuesday, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports.

Peterson did attend the optional workouts last summer while Zimmer was orienting himself in his first months on the job, but has skipped them in the past. This time, however, could cost him a $250,000 workout bonus and comes in the context of his expressed unhappiness with the organization.

Peterson has made it clear through his representatives this offseason that he would like to play elsewhere next season because he does not believe the Vikings showed enough support of him while he was dealing with child abuse charges last season. Peterson missed all but one game last year while addressing the charges.

The Vikings have steadfastly maintained that they would not trade Peterson, who is still under contract for three more seasons and is set to make $12.75 million next season. Once the team made it through the draft without moving him, team officials hoped some normalcy would be restored and both sides could start moving forward while repairing any frayed ends on the relationship.

He was reinstated from his suspension by Commissioner Roger Goodell last month and Zimmer said last week that he wasn’t concerned about the drama surrounding Peterson lingering into the summer. But the decision to skip this week’s workouts, which was first reported by the St. Paul Pioneer Press, ensures that the issue will remain front and center leading into the team’s mandatory minicamp June 16-18. The Vikings also have optional practices June 2-4 and 8-11.

If Peterson skipped the mandatory minicamp, he would be subject to hefty fines from the team.

The Vikings are counting on the 30-year-old Peterson’s return to make things easier for second-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and give offensive coordinator Norv Turner the kind of game-breaker in the backfield that the team lacked in his absence last year.