WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Sources close to former NFL player Antonio Brown has reportedly told ESPN that Tom Brady wants to reunite with him.
- Brady is gearing towards free agency before the next NFL season.
- Brown was reportedly waived from his contract with Patriots after playing only one game this season, ensuing his legal issues.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has, in the past, made it known that he supports Antonio Brown, either it’s through social media or during interviews. Tom has also shown that he’s proud of being close with all of his teammates, current or former.
Now that the NFL free agency is an inch closer, the attention is focused on Brady as the three-time NFL MVP could be available for new deals. However, whatever team he may sign with, Tom is looking at the possibility of partnering up again with Brown, and most likely, it will be part of the deal.
Two sources close to the wide receiver reportedly told Jeremy Fowler and Dan Graziano of ESPN that Brady has maintained communication with Brown. Apparently, the six-time super bowl champion told the estranged former NFL player that he intends to play with him in 2020.
It was also said that one of Brown’s legal representatives said that Brady had advised Brown to stay fit and continue to be strong mentally so the two former teammates can play again together next year to any team Brady may choose.
Currently, though, it’s still not probable that Brady would base his career decision around Brown, or the latter’s move, or what the NFL agrees on the wideout ought to do.
It’s also important to consider that the source of ESPN’s report was from Brown’s group. Categorically, the New England Patriots may not be looking at the possibility of signing Brown again. This will be noteworthy, though, should Brady is really determined to reunite with the former Patriot teammate.
It was recalled that Britney Taylor, Brown’s former friend, and trainer, charged him with a sexual assault case earlier this year. Following the lawsuit, another woman indicted Brown of sexual misconduct.
After just playing one game with the Patriots earlier this year, Brown was waived from the roster due to his apparent legal troubles.
Supposing Brady believes Brown’s account of what happened about the sexual assault charges, the issue does not stop there for the Bowler. Brown has been involved since in legal troubles, including burglary with battery charge with Glenn Holt, his trainer after the two allegedly assaulted a truck driver of a moving company.
Last year, Brown also had an argument with the police in his house, posting the incident live on his Instagram account.
While Brady may genuinely want to help Brown as a friend, but it’s highly improbable that Tom will attach his prospering NFL career’s future to a troubled Pro Bowler.
Source: MSN Sports