There is no doubt that Tom Brady was favorite to everyone in Boston. Having spent twenty years playing for the New England Patriots, Bostonians were convinced that he would never go and play elsewhere. However, they were not right as Brady decided to switch teams this offseason. He is now a Tampa Bay Buccaneers and will make his debut for the team this fall.
A couple of weeks back, reports shared that Brady was busted for violating coronavirus protocol in Tampa Bay by trying to work out in a public park. This was recently discussed by Boston mayor Marty Walsh, who turned his comment into a joke, saying that it was just another example of why Brady made the wrong choice by abandoning the Foxborough faithful:
“If Tom Brady stayed … There are some exceptions I would make and having Tom Brady throw a football, I probably maybe would have looked the other way on that one. But he goes to Tampa Bay and that’s what he gets, getting thrown out of the park. So it serves him right.”
This comes a few days after the mayor of Tampa, Jane Castor, came forward to apologize to Brady for the circumstances:
“Tom, my apologies for the miscommunication when you arrived — not the best first impression. But given my law enforcement background, I couldn’t help but have someone investigate the sighting of a G.O.A.T running wild in one of our beautiful city parks.”
She finished off the letter by thanking Brady “for being a good sport,” which was partly due to the fact he and his wife Gisele Bundchen recently donated 750,000 meals to Feeding Tampa Bay.
The letter also spoke about Rob Gronkowski, the former Patriots tight end who come out of retirement only to play for the Buccaneers. In the letter the mayor wrote that with so many “wonderful activities,” listing the area’s long list of offerings, “you must be ready to pARRGHty…but not too hard (I’m talking to you Gronk).”
It’s definitely been a fun couple of weeks for Tampa.