Tom Brady Taking Leave From Buccaneers for ‘Personal’ Matter


Tom Brady.
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On the sidelines. Tom Brady is taking time away from Tampa Bay Buccaneers resulting from a “private” matter.

“Tom has been excused right now. He’ll be taking … he’ll be again someplace round after Tennessee,” Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles mentioned throughout a Thursday, August 11, press convention, per NBC Sports activities. “He’s going to take care of some private issues.”

Bowles, 48, defined that the 45-year-old quarterback had mentioned his non permanent departure with the crew upfront earlier than coaching camp started in July.

“We allotted this time as a result of he wished to get in and get chemistry with the fellows and undergo two weeks of coaching camp, understanding he wasn’t going to play the primary two video games,” the coach mentioned. He added that Brady’s cause for taking a respite was “one thing he must deal with.”

The previous New England Patriot introduced his retirement in February, solely to stroll again the choice simply over a month later.

“These previous two months I’ve realized my place remains to be on the sphere and never within the stands,” the seven-time Tremendous Bowl winner tweeted in March. “That point will come. Nevertheless it’s not now. I like my teammates, and I like my supportive household. They make all of it attainable. I’m coming again for my twenty third season in Tampa.”

Throughout a June roundtable that aired on TNT, Brady mentioned he’d been solely “partly” able to retire when he made the February announcement.

“I believe whenever you’re their [quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen‘s] age, for those who had been to ask me, ‘Are you going to play soccer subsequent yr?’ I’d say, ‘there’s a 100% probability I’m enjoying,’” he defined, per ESPN. “And I believe as I’ve gotten older, that’s modified as a result of I’ve different obligations.”

The California native shares two kids — Benjamin, 12, and Vivian, 9 — along with his spouse, Gisele Bündchen. He additionally has a 14-year-old son, John, along with his ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan.

In June, the College of Michigan alum solely informed Us Weekly how he juggles household life along with his profession.

“I believe for me, it’s only a matter of constructing positive within the low season, I attempt to cowl lots of issues and ensure lots of issues are taken care of. After which when a soccer season comes, I can actually deal with soccer,” he mentioned. “[During] the low season, my household’s bought lots of time. I’ve loved that. I can nonetheless do a greater job of that. It’s simply always making an attempt to be a bit of bit higher every day.”

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