Tom Brady’s new contract extension has been the talk of the NFL all week. When the extension was first announced, adoring NFL reporters lauded Dreamboat for taking less money for the good of the Patriots. Then they discovered that Brady’s new extension included a $30 million signing bonus in addition to more guaranteed money upfront, forcing all but only the most devoted Tom Brady pumpers to admit it’s basically just an accounting trick to free up salary cap space.
Nevertheless, people still want to talk to Brady about it, especially hometown Boston media at WEEI. Little did they know that Tom Brady is ashamed of his new contract and declined to talk with the radio station on the air because he doesn’t wish to acknowledge the disparity of income that favors him, as well as the pain of the proletariat.
“I don’t want to talk about this on the radio or anywhere else for that matter,” Brady wrote to Dennis. “Athletes are always talking about money at a time when everyone else is struggling so badly to make it. We all make way more than our fair share. And I just think it reflects poorly on myself and my teammates. I really do just want to win, and that has and will continue to be the reason that motivates me and is the biggest factor in my decision-making process.”
Oh man, it sounds like getting all those riches was really tough on him. But accepting tens of millions just for signing his name is just one of the parts of winning that a crusader of equality just has to suck up and grudgingly accept.
And just for the hell of it, here’s a goofy shot of Dreamboat that a reader forwarded our way. HURRRRRRRRRRR ONLY MEN OF THE PEOPLE WEARING FETCHING CARDIGANS
I want more like this!
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