In terms of sports celebrity, this New England Patriots quarterback is at his peak. The 38-year-old has been one of the most recognizable players in the NFL for years thanks to his style of play, sportsmanship, and demeanor – not to mention his good looks and marriage to Gisele Bundchen have made him quite popular in the broader world of celebrity as a whole. While he has always been one of the poster-boys for a polite but determined player who lets his abilities on the field do the talking for him, Brady’s squeaky-clean image has been smudged a few times. Like all celebrities, his life and actions have been scrutinized and, unfortunately, due to his popularity, it all gets dragged out through the media. Check Out 5 Scandals Involving Tom Brady:
5. Personal E-Mail Revelations
Tom Brady is not a trash-talker and is always cordial and polite, win or lose and this demeanor has frustrated both reporters and other players who always try to invoke some reaction out of Brady. While this hasn’t worked, everyone finally got a glimpse of Tom Brady’s “real” life when his personal e-mails were made public during the NFLPA lawsuit for the ‘Deflategate’ investigation. Brady was quickly scrutinized for his treatment of others in the e-mails, specifically when he and his wife were trying to order a new pool cover and they didn’t have the color he wanted, writing, “What kind of morons don’t have white cover. Can we check with another company,” while other outlets reported that the e-mail had quite a bit more profanity in it as well. Then of course, there was the jab he took at his rival but 0ff-field friend Peyton Manning, responding to a report comparing the decline of the two iconic QBs. “Thanks popa, I’ve got another 7 or 8 years. He has 2. That’s the final chapter. Game on.” Many took offense to Brady being catty about his career compared to Manning’s, and shone a new light on how they perceived Brady.