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Roger Goodell gets greeted with boos when taking to field at Gillette Stadium

Ryan Hannable
September 07, 2017 - 8:17 pm

FOXBORO -- It's over and done with.

Roger Goodell stepped on the Gillette Stadium game field for the first time since Deflategate and was greeted with loud boos from the crowd.

Roughly an hour and a half before the Patriots and Chiefs kicked off the 2017 season, Goodell stepped on to the game field in the corner of the South end zone.

He spoke with Chiefs owner Clark Hunt for the majority of the time, as well as a few others. There were a number of Mass State Police members in the area. Also, Patriots fans waved Barstool Sports clown towels and wore Barstool Sports clown t-shirts in the seats near where Goodell was standing.

While Goodell was on the field, Tom Brady did his traditional run on to the opposite end of the field and did a big fist pump just feet from the commissioner.

Goodell departed after roughly 15 minutes and about 50 minutes prior to the game starting.

"He's said he's going to be here and he's welcome to be here," Patriots president Jonathan Kraft said on the Patriots Radio Network pregame show. "I don't know where he's sitting."