Tom Brady Explains Appeal Of His Fine

January 23rd, 2023

So Tom Brady was fined $16,444 for an attempted cheap shot/trip against Cowboys safety Malik Hooker last week (video below).

Brady can afford it and so can his reputation. And while Brady admits to what he did, he thinks it has no business qualifying for league punishment.

The Goat explained on his Monday Let’s Go! show on SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio.

“I’m a little disappointed, though, because I tried to tackle [Hooker] with my right shoulder and missed him,” Brady said. “And I wasn’t going to try to stick my arm out, so I was trying to get him on the ground. I missed him completely. I didn’t even hit him. I tried to trip him but I didn’t. So, I don’t know how you can get fined for something that didn’t even happen. Are they fining an intention? It’s like targeting and you miss the person you hit, and they still call it targeting. So, I got to figure out and understand why this is the case. This is why I wish our NFLPA was stronger.”

Brady has a point, but not a very good one, though it’s clear the NFL might need to refine its rules when it comes to a failed attempt at a cheap shot. And yeah, sliding to tackle a ball carrier from behind is a cheap shot.

12 Responses to “Tom Brady Explains Appeal Of His Fine”

  1. Jack Clark Says:

    That was a coward move Brady ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  2. LONG JOHN Says:

    Loved it !!!!!!

  3. Pryda sec 147 Says:

    Yeah f it Brady he isnโ€™t a young man anymore pay the fine avoid the pick 6

  4. BrianBucs Says:

    Gotta avoid that pick 6.
    That’s the fastest Brady moved all year
    Smart move actually

  5. Goatfarmer Says:

    It does get exhausting. Maybe Brady should take a hiatus from podcasts, commercials, making movies, skipping practice for weddings and taking vacation during training camp, and really see what it feels like to focus just on football. Without the Geezahag nagging him about how itโ€™s her turn now. Included in that is a long look at the man in the mirror.

    No way the players have the same response to Brady as they did two years ago. He now looks like a self-centered, self interested only mercenary.

    Iโ€™m a Brady supporter and prefer he retire for good a Buc, but not without some culpability for the โ€˜rrhea on the field in 2022.

  6. Rod Munch Says:

    Brady is flipping his foot at the end, in a tripping motion. You have to be a real low IQ dope to think that he was trying to cleat him.

    BTW, if he was, then fine him for missing, because football is becoming way too much of a limp wristed sport. I wish Brady and every other Buc was cleating people. Brady knows what I know, these weakling millenial and gen z cupcakes will quit for any reason, so give them one.

  7. Jimbo B Says:

    Thankfully, Brady won’t be a buc much longer. We can finally get rid of that relic.

  8. BuckyPhillips Says:

    Brady has been a big old Bโ€ฆ since the day his days at Michigan. How do you appeal a slide tackle?

  9. Captain Oblivious Says:

    I think the NFL wants Brady to retire like the Democrats want Biden to sit out the 2024 election. It would seem the Democrats tipped off the FBI about Biden’s classified documents to get him in trouble, it worked. I’ve seen tripping during games before and if the refs catch it it gets flagged as a personal foul and that’s the end of it. Did Brady even get flagged for tripping during the game? If so, then he got his punishment. If not, is the NFL pouring over film of every game to look for players to fine even if there wasn’t a penalty?

  10. Your Mom Says:

    yeah, let’s not punish attempted murder either.

  11. NEfan Says:

    Captain O, Biden did that? Oh ya I think there was a blurb on mainstream media about it. Can’t remember. Funny thing, as I recall a former President did something similar and I believe our hard earned taxpayer dollars are being used to prosecute him for it. Funny I can’t remember that clearly. I must have heard it somewhere or should I say EVERY WHERE!!!

  12. bob Says:

    Florio is always looking and lobbing bombs at TB12