DATELINE: Worry Free Weekend
Like Alfred E. Neumann, Tom Brady says: “What, me worry?”
Tom Brady is obviously not worried about that loss of income from a four game suspension.
Over the weekend that his lawyers filed an appeal to Roger Goodell, Tom took another path.
Instead of seeing an analyst about his problems with deflation, and instead of meeting In heavy tete-a-tete conferences with his raft of attorneys, Tom Brady was photographed in Bermuda on the links.
No, it was not the missing links, but it was Michael Jordan with whom he played golf.
If Tom wants to contrast a game of golf with Roger Goodell’s hideaway from media critics, he has won another round in the public relations war.
Yes, Tom is so worried about his paycheck (losing 25% of his multi-millions) that he chose to golf with one of the most prolific gambling golfers in sports history. We are sure the two played for a modest purse.
It was probably for one week of Tom’s pay.
No word leaked out about the victor. This is not an NFL office where leaks abound. If Tom lost another week’s salary, it shall make his half-billion dollar lawsuit for defamation of character all the more important.
Jordan faced his own demon commissioner back in the day for his gambling habits. His golf wagers are legendary. Tom is undaunted.
Donald Trump feels the litigation will be worth the effort, though some say Tom cannot win defamation because you must prove “intent with malice.”
Oh, yeah, there is no malice involved in destroying a man’s reputation over jaywalking through football games.