Brady: It was 'just time' to leave Pats

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tom Brady entered his final season in New England with a strong inkling that it would be his last with the Patriots.

The six-time Super Bowl champion who signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency last month said Wednesday on SiriusXM's "The Howard Stern Show" it was "just time" for a change, reiterating he has no hard feelings about coach Bill Belichick not making him a Patriot for life.

"I think he has a lot of loyalty and I think he and I have had a lot of conversations that nobody's ever been privy to, and nor should they be," Brady told Stern during a wide-ranging interview lasting more than two hours.

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Panthers' Rhule: Bridgewater 'right fit'

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Ex-star Hamilton accused of child abuse

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A Tarrant County grand jury indicted the 38-year-old Hamilton on Monday. He remains free on $30,000 bond after he turned himself in to authorities on Oct. 30. If convicted, he faces a prison sentence of two to 10 years in prison. (MORE)

NC St. accepts independent probe process

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State has accepted a recommendation for its NCAA case involving recruiting violations tied to former one-and-done star Dennis Smith Jr. to go through the new independent investigation process for complex cases.

In a statement Wednesday, Chancellor Randy Woodson questioned whether the school "can receive an objective or fair hearing" in a typical infractions-committee route. Woodson said the Independent Accountability Resolution Process (IARP) is "the only remaining option." (MORE)

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