Monday, September 7, 2015

Robert Kraft, 'Deflategate' judge mingle at Hamptons soiree: Report

It's only natural for Robert Kraft  to huddle up with the man who just might be the New England Patriots MVP this season — and it isn't Tom Brady.

The NFL team owner was spotted mingling with Judge Richard Berman, the jurist who overturned the league's suspension of Brady over his alleged role in Deflategate, at a Hamptons Labor Day party full of media and business power brokers, reports Page Six of the New York Post.

You might remember Berman from this court rendering:

The two were seen chatting at Discovery Communications chief David Zaslav and his wife Pam’s party at their East Hampton estate, also attended by Oprah Winfrey, Martha Stewart, Harvey Weinstein, Lloyd Blankfeinrich, NY Giants co-owner Jon Tisch and wife Lizzie, Katie Couric, and a host of other really powerful people.

Roger Goodell was no where in sight.

Brady won the court battle last week, after Berman criticized the NFL Commissioner for “dispensing his own brand of industrial justice.” The ruling clears the Pats' quarterback to play in Thursday’s season opener against the Steelers.

"It was a chance encounter at a social event with hundreds of guests," a rep told Page Six. "There was a brief introduction and an exchange of pleasantries that lasted no more than a couple of minutes."

Guests reportedly headed down to a beach bonfire, where the  Discovery’s “Shark Week” was celebrated with a soaring shark sand sculpture.

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