Gisele Bundchen is trying to get her husband, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, to retire by saying that he has had concussions even though he hasn’t.
It doesn’t take much to get fans of the New England Patriots angry. Gisele Bundchen, the wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, has done just that by making people think that she’s trying to get her husband to retire.
Brady, 39, has said that he wants to play until he’s 45. On Wednesday, Bundchen told CBS This Morning that her husband has a history of concussions and that he had a concussion last year.
“He had a concussion last year. He has concussions pretty much every — I mean, we don’t talk about it. He does have concussions,” she said. “I don’t really think it’s a healthy thing for a body to go through that kind of aggression all the time. That could not be healthy for you.”
The problem with Bundchen’s claim is the Patriots didn’t report Brady as having a concussion at any point during the 2016 season and he hasn’t been listed for a concussion or head injury in his pro career. The NFL is looking into Bundchen’s claims.
“We have reviewed all reports relating to Tom Brady from the unaffiliated neurotrauma consultants and certified athletic trainer spotters who worked at Patriots’ home and away 2016 season games as well as club injury reports that were sent to the league office,” the NFL said in a statement. “There are not records that indicate that Mr. Brady suffered a head injury or concussion, or exhibited or complained of concussion symptoms. Today we have been in contact with the NFLPA and will work together to gather more information from the club’s medical staff and Mr. Brady. The health and safety of our players is our foremost priority and we want to ensure that all our players have and continue to receive the best care possible.”
During her interview with CBS This Morning, Bundchen was asked if she was trying to get her husband to retire. Her response was “I just have to say, as a wife …” which means “My husband cannot throw the bleeping ball and catch the ball at the same time, but you’re damn straight I want him to retire,” according to Bill Speros of the Boston Herald.
Patriots fans took to Twitter to say that Gisele is just trying to get Brady to retire now. It certainly looks that way but why make up a concussion story to get someone to retire? That is just dishonest and weak.
@EvCoRadio Gisele has said publicly that she wants Brady to retire. She did this intentionally for his own good
— Jeff Murray (@jeffmurr) May 18, 2017
@CBSNews Sounds like Gisele wants him to retire now. What more is there to prove?
— Robert Hudson (@rjmhudson) May 18, 2017
Gisele most definitely trying to get Brady to retire??
— nelson mandela (@shakazulu2016) May 17, 2017
Gisele is Brady's Yoko Ono and she will make him retire in the next 2 seasons #dont@me
— Dylan (@DYLANMANNING00) May 17, 2017
Gisele … shh. Just shh. You opening your mouth won't make him retire. Deal with it. When he is ready, he will hang it up.
— Jillian Souza (@JillSoPhotos) May 17, 2017
Damn gisele wants Brady to retire ?
— Terrell (@terrelltp3) May 17, 2017
Gisele is doing EVERYTHING she can to get Tom to retire. ?? @Miranda_b19
— Nicholas. (@TimothyN_28) May 17, 2017
Part of me wonders if Gisele spilling the beans publicly about Brady's concussions is to put more pressure on him to retire.
— Rob Wong (@WongSN590) May 17, 2017
Gisele trying to get the NFL to make Brady retire by pushing him out?
— Joey Almonte (@jalmonte62) May 17, 2017
If you’re a fan of the New York Jets, you couldn’t agree more. It may be time to throw up a few more Gisele posters around the house.