February 26, 2013 |
TOM BRADY agreed to a 3-year contract extension with the New England Patriots on Monday, a person familiar with the contract told the Associated Press. The extension is worth about $27 million and will free up nearly $15 million in salary-cap room. The 35-year-old, two-time league MVP was signed through 2014, and has said he wants to play at least 5 more years. Brady will make far less in those three seasons than the going rate for star quarterbacks. Noteworthy * The San Francisco 49ers are in talks to trade backup quarterback Alex Smith, ESPN reported, citing league sources.No NFL trades are permitted until March 12. * Star defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, from Utah, expected to be drafted high in the first round in April, has a heart condition, his agent said, and will undergo more extensive testing.
July 30, 2015 |
WHEN THE NFL asked Tom Brady for his cellphone, he should have just said "no. " The league wanted to examine texts the Patriots quarterback may have sent or received regarding the "Deflategate" scandal that ended with him receiving a four-game suspension for the start of the upcoming season. Tom Terrific, of course, was under no legal obligation to hand over the phone. He told investigator Ted Wells he had nothing to do with under-inflating footballs used in last season's AFC Championship Game.
January 22, 2013 |
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady's pass deflected high into the air before floating gently downfield and into the arms of Baltimore linebacker Dannell Ellerbe. The ball - and the rematch - went to the Ravens. A year after the New England Patriots took advantage of a dropped touchdown pass and a missed Baltimore field goal to advance to their fifth Super Bowl in 11 seasons, the Ravens earned a 28-13 victory on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game. "It always comes to a screeching halt," Brady said.
January 19, 2013 |
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - You again! Ray vs. Tom. Tom vs. Ray. Oh yeah, the Ravens and Patriots, along for the ride. Ray Lewis' last ride, one Tom Brady hopes to cut short on Sunday in the AFC championship game. A year after a brutal last-minute loss in Foxborough, Baltimore is back, looking for a reversal of fortune and a spot in the Super Bowl for the first time since winning it in 2001. If the Ravens fall again, Lewis' superb 17-year career as the NFL's best linebacker of his era will end as he retires.
May 25, 2016 |
The National Football League Players Association has added Theodore B. Olson to its legal team in the important fight to prevent quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from starting four games for the New England Patriots in the coming season. A lot must be riding on the outcome, because Olson, a former Solicitor General of the United States who has argued 62 cases before the Supreme Court, doesn't come cheap. He's pretty good, though, having won three-quarters of those cases, and he covered the spread in a bunch of the others.
November 12, 2015 |
Giving Tom the thumb That's what Gisele Bundchen was thinking of doing back when she was first dating gridiron hunk Tom Brady , the top model told "CBS This Morning. " And all over some little thing . . . like he got some other girlfriend pregnant. Geez, some people have a low threshold of embarrassment. Just as their romance was starting to kick in, back in 2007, came word that actress Bridget Moynahan was carrying Brady's child (and not like in a draw-play kind of carry)
August 26, 2015 |
IF YOU'RE not exhausted by the continuing non-dramatics surrounding Deflategate, you're either a Patriots fan, a Patriots hater or an idiot. Insert punch line. The insulting irrelevance of the offense - because that's what it was - is exceeded only by the astounding arrogance of Tom Brady in his pursuit of a degree of exoneration. That's what this really is. Tom Brady believes he is bigger than the system; better than the system. Granted, the system is flawed . . . but no more flawed for Brady than for anyone else.
May 19, 2015 |
IT WAS A Saturday to forget for Tom Brady. First, came word that Mariners fans - who no doubt also cheer for the Seahawks - had chanted, "Brady cheated," during a 4-2 loss to the visiting Red Sox at Safeco Field. Is anyone surprised? Brady, who is in the process of appealing his four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate, led the Patriots to a Super Bowl win over Seattle in February. While he may get his suspension reduced, Seattle fans are not likely to ever forgive him. Later that night, Brady was lampooned on "Saturday Night Live," a show that he has hosted.
May 14, 2015 |
Kevin Gross has spent much of the last two months enjoying his regular bass-fishing trips to the forests and lakes of the American West, never joining the national fixation on Deflategate and his brother in ball-doctoring, Tom Brady. "I don't watch SportsCenter ," Gross said Tuesday. So he had only a cursory grasp of the details, and he'd never contemplated his connection to Brady's four-game suspension, to maybe the most overblown scandal in sports history. On Aug. 10, 1987, while Gross was pitching for the Phillies, umpires found a piece of sandpaper glued inside his glove and ejected him from a game against the Chicago Cubs.
June 24, 2015 |
WHEN LAST we saw Tom Brady, New England's favorite superhero was wearing a Charlie Brown smile while Jim Gray grilled him gently about the findings in the Ted Wells report. "I haven't had a chance to digest it fully," Brady told Gray and a raucously supportive audience at Salem (Mass.) State College back on May 7. "But when I do, I'll be sure to let you know how I feel about it. And everyone else. " This morning, 47 days later, Brady, his agent and his attorneys will meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to share those feelings.