Tom Brady RUMORS & NEWS

  • Exclusive Country Club may deny Tom Brady membership over DeflateGate

    SB Nation "Tom Brady may have run into a defense, in the uber-exclusive The Country Club of Brookline, he won’t be able to dominate. The New England Patriots quarterback and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, have reportedly applied for membership in the very private club that covers 236 acres in the..." July 01

  • Hall of Fame voters on if Deflategate will impact their vote for Brady

    SI "Legacy is a buzzword that gets trotted out often in the sports media these days—especially when the subject has Hall of Fame credentials—and when legacy meets scandal at the corner of Eyeballs Boulevard, you end up with headlines such as “Is Tom Brady's legacy on the line because of Deflategate?”..." June 29

  • Report: Decision On Tom Brady’s Appeal Likely To Take At Least A Month

    NESN "A decision on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s Deflategate suspension appeal likely won’t come before next weekend, at the earliest, according to NFL.com. NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that post-hearing briefs are due next week, which means NFL commissioner Roger..." June 25

  • Transcript of Brady hearing won’t be released, yet

    Pro Football Talk "Transparency apparently has its limits. During the investigation and initial discipline phase of #DeflateGate, the NFL was committed to making all relevant information available for public scrutiny. Now that the process has progressed to an appeal of quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game..." June 24

  • Tom Brady's appeal concludes after 10 hours; no further hearings scheduled

    The Score "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's appeal of a four-game suspension concluded after 10 hours Tuesday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. No further hearings are scheduled and a decision on the appeal was not announced. Brady was suspended after the Wells Report found him to..." June 24

  • Tedy Bruschi wants Tom Brady suspension eliminated

    NFL.com "Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi isn't staying silent during the Tom Brady hearing. He wants his old teammate completely exonerated. "I would like to see it eliminated completely ... I support this organization 100 percent and I think there's no way they should stop until it's gone..." June 24

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The Tom Brady hearing has concluded…10 hours. No further hearings are scheduled

  • Tom Brady reportedly has ‘real chance’ to play Week 1

    Larry Brown Sports "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was in New York on Tuesday to appeal his four-game suspension, and there a number of possible outcomes that could be produced by the hearing. Could more than one of them result in Brady suiting up against the Pittsburgh Steelers for the NFL regular season..." June 23

  • Tom Brady appeal of Deflategate suspension begins at NFL headquarters

    ESPN Boston "Tom Brady and representatives from the players' union are meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell at NFL headquarters Tuesday as the New England quarterback appeals his four-game suspension. Brady is testifying under oath, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Brady was suspended by..." June 23

  • Ted Wells to attend Tom Brady hearing

    ESPN Boston "Attorney Ted Wells, whose investigative findings into the deflation of New England Patriots footballs led to severe penalties handed down by the NFL, will be present during Tom Brady's appeal hearing Tuesday in New York, according to league and union sources. Brady is appealing a four-game..." June 23

  • Brady's appeal hearing to begin Tuesday morning

    Covers.com "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's appeal hearing of his four-game suspension for his alleged role in Deflategate will be held at the NFL offices beginning Tuesday morning. According to Gary Myers of the New York Daily News, the appeal will be held at 345 Park Avenue beginning at 9:30..." June 20

  • Tom Brady received $170K from university for speaking engagement

    Sporting News "The night after the Wells Report placed him at the center of the Deflategate scandal, Tom Brady followed through on a planned speaking engagement at Salem State University. The May 7 event didn't shed any additional light on the scandal, as the Patriots quarterback evaded questions about the..." June 17

  • Report: Tom Brady seeking exoneration

    Larry Brown Sports "If you believe there is an outside chance that Tom Brady could admit some wrongdoing in the Deflategate scandal in an attempt to have his four-game suspension reduced, you’re wrong. ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio combed through the four-page letter the NFL Players Association sent to executive vice..." June 16

  • Josh McDaniels: 'He's the same Tom Brady' despite looming appeal

    CSN New England "There are few who work inside the walls of Gillette Stadium that know Tom Brady as well as his offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels, a man Brady often refers to as a friend. Brady came to the Patriots organization as an unheralded sixth round draft pick out of Michigan in 2000. McDaniels began..." June 12

  • Brady and NFLPA 'may not have shared interests'

    CSN New England "Things could start to get interesting as Tom Brady's appeal date with the NFL draws closer. University of New Hampshire Law Professor Michael McCann suggests that a problem could arise between Tom Brady and the NFLPA lawyers if the Patriots quarterback decides that he would like to to cut a..." June 10

  • Will Bill Belichick check out Brady and Gronk in 'Entourage'?

    Fox Sports "Bill Belichick ALWAYS means, business, even during OTAs. Sure, the NFL season is three months away and camps won't officially open until later this summer, but Belichick will not slack on watching film of practice. The Patriots coach was asked Thursday if he would see go the movies to see..." June 04

  • Drew Bledsoe wonders if Deflategate will make Tom Brady retire earlier

    Larry Brown Sports "The man who lost his job to arguably the greatest quarterback to ever play feels badly about the way the New England Patriots have been portrayed since the AFC Championship Game. While showing off some of his wines at an event in Burlington, Mass., on Tuesday night, Bledsoe expressed sympathy..." June 03

  • Roger Goodell Won’t Recuse Himself, Will Instead Hear Tom Brady’s Appeal

    NFL Trade Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell informs the NFLPA that he will not honor their request for recusal and will instead hear Tom Brady’s appeal later this month, per Mike Garafolo. Goodell told the NFLPA he has not prejudged the matter on appeal while adding: “My mind is open.” ESPN’s Adam..." June 02

  • Tom Brady’s Appeal Set For June 23

    Pro Football Rumors "Those hoping for closure on the DeflateGate saga will have to wait at least a few more weeks. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (via Twitter), Tom Brady‘s appeal hearing won’t be held until Tuesday, June 23, and may continue on Thursday, June 25, if more than one day is required. The..." May 30

  • Ben Roethlisberger: 'Not the same' playing Patriots without Tom Brady

    ESPN "The Patriots-Steelers matchup in Week 1 would be better off with Tom Brady involved, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said at Tuesday's session of organized team activities. Roethlisberger, whose Steelers have faced New England eight times since he was drafted in 2004, jokingly asked if..." May 26

  • About 150 Pats fans rally to 'free Tom Brady'

    ESPN Boston "New England Patriots fans filled a parking lot Sunday 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. Pablo Munez, 22, told the Boston Herald that more than 600 people..." May 25

  • NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith on Wells Report: It delivered 'exactly what the client wanted'

    The Score "As we continue to wait for the NFL to hear Tom Brady's appeal, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith has weighed in on the situation. During a television interview with ESPN on Friday, Smith had some choice words about the validity of the Wells Report, which ultimately led to a four-game..." May 23

  • NFL rejects union; Goodell stays for Brady appeal

    ESPN "The NFL has rejected a request from the NFL Players Association that commissioner Roger Goodell remove himself from Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The NFLPA formally made the request Tuesday, citing "a process that has contained..." May 23

  • Belichick suspected Brady wasn't being honest with him

    CSN New England "The Deflategate controversy took an interesting turn on Tuesday when Robert Kraft threw in the towel instead of challenging the NFL like many thought he would. On Sports Tonight, Michael Felger suggested Kraft did an about-face with his argument because he and coach Bill Belichick were starting..." May 21

  • Could Tom Brady turn over his cell phone to have suspension overturned?

    Larry Brown Sports "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made it clear on Wednesday that he is unlikely to grant the NFL Players Association’s request of recusing himself from the Tom Brady appeal. Could that wind up being a good thing for Brady? Brady, who is appealing a four-game suspension, has maintained that he did..." May 21

  • Darrelle Revis: ‘[The Patriots] have a history of doing stuff’

    New York Daily News "Darrelle Revis has a healthy professional respect for nemesis-turned-teammate-turned-rival Tom Brady, but he's not shedding any tears for the golden boy quarterback at the center of the Patriots' latest cheating scandal. "Everybody's blowing it up because it is Tom Brady," Revis told the Daily..." May 21

  • Tom Brady's trust level, appeal, endorsement credibility sink

    CBS Sports "Since the release of the Wells Report earlier this month, Tom Brady has been suspended four games by the NFL. But the scandal has also hurt the celebrity quarterback elsewhere. In the aftermath of Deflategate, Brady's trust level, appeal, and endorsement credibility all plunged. That's according..." May 20

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    Greg A. Bedard @GregABedard

    Was told by a high-ranking NFL source that Kraft's decision to stand down does not include a deal on Brady. Surprising to me.

  • Jim Kelly on EJ, Rex, and Tom Brady

    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle "Jim Kelly is on a little media tour this week with his wife, Jill, and their oldest daughter, Erin, as the Kelly women promote their new book, Kelly Tough. I spoke to Jill and Erin last week, and my story on their story behind the writing of the book, will appear on democratandchronicle.com..." May 19

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    In the letter, the NFLPA/Jeffrey Kessler say they intend to call Goodell as a witness in the appeal, therefore he can't serve as arbitrator.

  • Tom Brady appeal will go before Roger Goodell

    Boston Herald "Tom Brady’s appeal is officially on. Yesterday, the NFL Players Association released a statement confirming the Patriots quarterback would fight his four-game suspension, while calling for the league to have a third-party arbitrator hear the appeal, as opposed to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell..." May 16

  • NFLPA files appeal of Tom Brady’s Deflategate suspension

    Boston "The NFL Players Association filed an appeal on Thursday on behalf of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Brady was suspended four games by the league for his involvement in the Deflategate scandal. “Given the NFL’s history of inconsistency and arbitrary decisions in disciplinary matters, it is only..." May 15

  • Patriots: Tom Brady was calling John Jastremski to offer support

    Pro Football Talk "Tom Brady wasn’t trying to cover his tracks when he began calling equipment assistant John Jastremski in the days following the AFC Championship Game. He was being supportive, and trying to prepare Jastremski for the increased attention he might have faced. That’s the contention of one of..." May 14

  • Patriots say 'deflator' refers to employee's weight loss

    Arizona Republic "The Patriots' battle with the NFL over "Deflategate" just won't end. Thursday morning, the Patriots released the website wellsreportcontext.com, which is basically a 20,000-word truther site written by New England's legal team. The site picks apart every detail of the Wells report and even..." May 14

  • Donald Trump thinks Tom Brady should sue NFL for $250 million

    Larry Brown Sports "Earlier this week, the NFL announced Tom Brady would be suspended for the first four games of the upcoming season for his role in “deflategate.” Not surprisingly, Brady is expected to appeal the ruling and there’s a chance he may not miss any game action at all. Regardless of the result of the..." May 14

  • Brady appeal will focus in part on delegation of authority to Troy Vincent

    Pro Football Talk "When the NFL Players Association files later today an appeal of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension, the next phase of the #DeflateGate drama officially will begin. The first question will be whether Commissioner Roger Goodell handles the appeal himself (unlikely), appoints a..." May 14

  • Former QB Favre: Brady wasn't cheating

    WEEI Boston "Brett Favre sounds like he’s backing Tom Brady. The former Packers quarterback said he understands the NFL’s view of Deflategate and why it had to take a stand against even the “insinuation of cheating.” But said that he doesn’t believe that Brady was stretching the rules. “I don’t think by..." May 14

  • Gronk stands up for Tom Brady in aftermath of Deflategate

    CBS Sports "The entire landscape of NFL players and coaches could hate Tom Brady for his role in Deflategate, but Brady's reputation across the league probably isn't going to make much of a difference to the players and coaches currently stationed in Foxborough. We know where Robert Kraft stands concerning..." May 13

  • Schefter: Source Predicts Tom Brady’s Suspension Will Be Overturned

    NESN "Tom Brady has lawyered up, and many believe the team he put together is on par with the Super Bowl XLIX champs. The New England Patriots quarterback could have his DeflateGate suspension overturned, a source texted ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who relayed the message on “The Herd With Colin Cowherd.”..." May 13

  • Report: Brady hires Kessler, a thorn in the NFL's side

    CSN New England "Jeffrey Kessler will help make up Tom Brady's legal team, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, which may not be great news for the NFL. Schefter told Colin Cowherd Tuesday that he received a text from "somebody connected to the [Deflategate] story in some way" stating: "Brady's team is unreal I..." May 13

  • Former NFL QB A.J. Feeley says he saw Tom Brady use illegal footballs

    CBS Sports "A.J. Feeley played quarterback for five different NFL teams during an 11-year career that began in 2001. On Wednesday, Feeley said that during his time with the Dolphins in 2004, he observed Tom Brady using a "beat-up" football during a game when the rules stipulated that new footballs provided by..." May 13

  • The NFL's Super Bowl invitation to Tom Brady is now rich with irony

    Yahoo! Sports "Here's the great disconnect in this whole Tom Brady/deflate-gate/suspension kerfuffle: both Brady and the NFL need each other far more than they want to admit. And so, like a high school couple that's broken up yet must share the same halls together until summer vacation, they'll carry out this..." May 13

  • Ted Wells sure of Tom Brady's guilt, defends integrity of report

    Sporting News "Ted Wells isn't happy with Tom Brady's representation, and that won't help the Patriots quarterback get his four-game suspension reduced. Wells took offense to Brady's agent, Don Yee, calling him out for a lack of integrity and saying the detailed report from the Deflategate investigation was..." May 12

  • Eli Manning sympathizes with Tom Brady over DeflateGate suspension, but 'understands' NFL's decision

    New York Daily News "Eli Manning wasn’t happy at all to hear the news that his friend, Tom Brady, was suspended by the NFL in the wake of DeflateGate. Then again, the Giants quarterback said, rules are rules. “I don’t like to see anybody get suspended, I don’t like to see anybody get in trouble, so in no way am..." May 12

  • NFL announces 4-game suspension for Brady. Pats fined $1M and lose two draft picks

    ESPN "The NFL has suspended New England Patriots quarterback four games for his role in deflating football for the AFC Championship Game, the league said in a statement Monday. The Patriots will also lose a first-round pick in 2016 and a fourth-round pick in 2017 and have been fined $1..." May 12

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Filed to ESPN: Tom Brady suspended four games, Pats lose 1st round pick in 2016 and a 4th in 2017, and team fined $1 million, per source:

  • Report: Tom Brady Likely to Appeal “Heavy Suspension”

    Sportsnaut "Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole is reporting that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is expected to receive a “heavy suspension” for his role in the Deflategate scandal. That report comes with a pretty big caveat, as Cole, citing sources close to the situation, goes on to indicate that..." May 11

  • Sources: Patriots fear 6-8 game suspension for Brady

    CSN New England "No one knows specifically what the Deflategate punishment will be for Tom Brady, but within Gillette Stadium they are bracing for the worst. Sources with the Patriots I have spoken with tell me they are fearful of a lengthy suspension, perhaps in the six- to eight-game range, for Brady in the..." May 09

  • Tom Brady will be suspended for role in DeflateGate, announcement expected next week

    New York Daily News "Tom Brady will be the highest profile player ever suspended in the 96-year history of the NFL. Roger Goodell's decision is expected to be announced next week and it is no longer a matter of if the NFL commissioner will suspend Brady, but for how long he will suspend him. In conversations..." May 09

  • Why Roger Goodell faces a no-win situation with Tom Brady's suspension

    Newark Star-Ledger "It's been two days since his independent investigator kicked a pile of wet mud on the smiling face of his league, and still, Roger Goodell hasn't weighed in with his punishment. Forget all the yelling from both sides of this one. Goodell's decision on what to do next — no suspension, a short..." May 08

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