Tom Brady Saves 1St Tweet for April Fools’ Day: I’m Retiring

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April 1, 2019Sports News
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Tom Brady Saves 1St Tweet for April Fools’ Day: I’m Retiring
Tom Brady of the New England Patriots celebrates after the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on Feb. 5, 2017. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Don’t. Even. Joke.

New England Patriots fans who forgot that Monday is April Fools’ Day might have been panicking when quarterback Tom Brady tweeted that he had decided to retire.

The six-time Super Bowl champion has joined Twitter and his first post said simply: “I’m retiring. In my spare time, I’ll be tweeting.” An email from a Twitter spokeswoman confirmed the account, but it also referred to the fact that the tweet came on April Fools’ Day.

His apparent joke got tens of thousands of retweets and “likes” in an hour.

About an hour later, Brady sent out a second tweet that said, “Was this a bad joke?”

Brady is a 41-year-old, three-time NFL MVP who has to stop playing some time. But after leading New England to the title last year, there’s no indication that he’s slowing down.

Before the Super Bowl, in January, Brady said there is “zero” chance he will hang up his cleats after the game, the NFL Network reported.

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New England Patriots’ Tom Brady speaks to the media after winning the Super Bowl LIII. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

“As long as I’m still loving it. As long as I’m loving the training and preparation and willing to make the commitment,” Brady also told Oprah, according to the report.

He added: “But it’s also [that] I think what I’ve alluded to a lot in the [‘Tom vs. Time’] docuseries was there’s other things happening in my life too. I do have [three] kids that I love, and I don’t want to be a dad that’s not there driving my kids to their games. I think my kids have brought a great perspective in my life, because kids just want the attention. You better be there and be available to them, or else they’re going to look back on their life and go, ‘Dad didn’t really care that much.'”

And anyway, is this how he would announce it?

Even tight end Rob Gronkowski, who actually retired last month, did so with a lengthy Instagram post.

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It all started at 20 years old on stage at the NFL draft when my dream came true, and now here I am about to turn 30 in a few months with a decision I feel is the biggest of my life so far. I will be retiring from the game of football today. I am so grateful for the opportunity that Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick gave to me when drafting my silliness in 2010. My life experiences over the last 9 years have been amazing both on and off the field. The people I have meet, the relationships I have built, the championships I have been apart of, I just want to thank the whole New England Patriots organization for every opportunity I have been giving and learning the great values of life that I can apply to mine. Thank you to all of Pats Nation around the world for the incredible support since I have been apart of this 1st class organization. Thank you for everyone accepting who I am and the dedication I have put into my work to be the best player I could be. But now its time to move forward and move forward with a big smile knowing that the New England Patriots Organization, Pats Nation, and all my fans will be truly a big part of my heart for rest of my life. It was truly an incredible honor to play for such a great established organization and able to come in to continue and contribute to keep building success. To all my current and past teammates, thank you for making each team every year special to be apart of. I will truly miss you guys. Cheers to all who have been part of this journey, cheers to the past for the incredible memories, and a HUGE cheers to the uncertain of whats next.

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Neither Brady’s agent nor the Patriots immediately responded to emails from The Associated Press seeking comment.

Boy ‘Proves’ Brady’s a Cheater?

A 10-year-old boy won a science fair in Lexington, Kentucky, after “proving” that Brady, coach Bill Belichick, and the Patriots are cheaters.

The boy, Ace Davis, wanted to prove whether Brady was a cheater by using science, using examples of how a deflated football gave the future Hall of Fame quarterback an advantage.

Hater level: 100.***UPDATE: He won "honorable mention" at the science fair and is moving on to district….

Christopher Davis 发布于 2019年1月17日周四

During experiments he conducted with his mother and sister, Ace discovered that the least inflated football went the farthest, which could give Brady an advantage when passing.

He also included meme-like photos of Brady, 41, crying or making unusual faces.

During the AFC Championship game in 2015 in which the Patriots defeated the Indianapolis Colts, Brady was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 NFL season.

“The Patriots were found guilty of doctoring football [sic], thus losing $1,000,000 and future draft picks. Tom Brady is indeed a cheater,” Davis concluded in the project.

The reason why he made the project is simple, he said.

“Because I hate Tom Brady, he’s been accused of cheating before, I want him to be caught,” he told NFL Draft Diamonds.

He added: “It’s funny and people are tired of watching him in the Super Bowl. And Julian Edelman takes steroids.”

The Epoch Times reporter Jack Phillips and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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