Roger Goodell to attend Patriots season opener at Gillette Stadium

PHOENIX (WHDH) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will attend the Patriots 2017 season opener at Gillette Stadium.

Goodell confirmed Tuesday night that he would be in attendance when the Patriots begin the new year in Foxborough on Sept. 7.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Goodell made the announcement while speaking at the NFL Owners Meetings in Phoenix.

The Patriots will kickoff their season on Thursday Night Football.

Goodell had been mocked by many for steering clear of New England following the “Deflategate” saga.

Robert Kraft has previously said that Goodell would be welcomed at a game if he wanted to make an appearance.

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