Omalu on Gisele: “She’s an angel of truth”

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Since Gisele Bundchen, the wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, told CBS This Morning that Brady had a concussion last year and has had other concussions, neither the Patriots nor Brady have said anything. The man who forced the NFL to finally face the realities of concussions has said plenty.

“I believe it is something angelic to speak up,” Dr. Bennet Omalu told TMZ. “She’s an angel. An angel of truth and an angel of love. . . . The truth will always prevail. We should not be afraid of the truth because of the inconvenience of the truth. But when we embrace the truth, just like Gisele has done, the truth is empowering, is enlightening and is vindicating. . . . So, [Gisele] is my hero.”

All of this assumes that her version of the truth is accurate. Despite the language barrier, the term “concussion” has acquired great significance over the last decade, and it’s very hard to imagine Bundchen claiming that Brady has suffered concussions if he hasn’t.

That’s why it’s important for Brady to address the situation, sooner than later. Did his wife misspeak? Did he actually have concussions and hide them from the league and/or from his team?

The problem for Brady is that answering some questions could lead to more questions. How many concussions did he have? When did they happen? What were the symptoms? What treatment if any did he obtain on his own? How hard was it to ensure that no one from the team noticed any of the symptoms?

It’s also possible that, if the official Brady family position is that Gisele misspoke, she will address the situation with a statement or another interview. Given the importance of precision, it’s likely that either or both will speak via a written statement, which possibly includes an explanation that neither will have anything more to say on the matter.

97 responses to “Omalu on Gisele: “She’s an angel of truth”

  1. I believe that much to the dismay of Tom, Gisele rambled without filter, stating what she believed to be true. Tom probably got his bell rung but didn’t officially have a concussion or concussion symptoms. She was being motherly and over protective and now they will have to come up with damage control.

  2. Gisele is a supermodel bimbo. She thinks Tom had a concussion when in fact independent neurologists disagree. Btw Gisele. When Tom said he had a headache it was just to shut you up.

  3. Anybody who has played the game of football at a high level understands that Brady or any QB for that matter has sufferred concussions just by being hit really hard. It happens. It is possible to play through it I have done it myself.

  4. It doesn’t matter how much is made of this. After the PR catastrophe of last year, the NFL is getting no where near another investigation of Brady.

  5. Why wait for any clarification when the trolls are chomping at the bit? There will be a pile of chips in a puddle of drool here in no time. Just keep in mind, in addition to her potential language barrier there’s also the people hearing her having a potential comprehension problem. She said LAST YEAR, not last season. Brady was pounded in that AFCCG loss in Denver. If he was concussed with delayed symptoms as a result there would have been no injury report.

  6. Easy to dismiss as “my goofy model wife misspoke”… Gisele has been very successful in business and has more money than Mr Bundchen…. She may have been a model, but stupid she is not.

    She wouldn’t have said her husband had a concussion it if it weren’t true.

  7. Omalu told TMZ

    The bastion of media integrity there.

    Related but separately, WHY was she on CBS to begin with? Not like there isn’t plenty of news to be covered with the circus that is Washington DC these days. Some former model shilling some new book or whatever she was originally supposed to be doing on there isn’t news. Send HER to TMZ.

  8. Dr. Omalu sounds like a real nice boy who likes to take ayahuasca and flutter about the house while chanting and listening to chimes and eastern peace bells.

    The minisoda barneys should hire him as their VP of player development.

  9. It’s not hard to imagine that someone may decide it’s worth dozens of concussions (and their after effects) to be the G.O.A.T.

    Hell, it’s not hard to imagine someone deciding it’s worth it to be a mediocre NFL player.

  10. She made more money than god modeling and I suppose she must of assumed wrongly, her husband would quit after winning yet another Super Bowl. Sure it’s obvious she would like him to quite but to talk about like she did is not a Patriot way to act. My point is she shouldn’t of opened her mouth on this subject being quite insensitive to everything this man had been through at the hands of hateful commissioner put forth my hateful head coaches with hurt feelings. I’m sure Tom Brady and Gieselle had a lot of harsh words after this post. Certainly she broke all the rules of the man Bill Belichick and I’m betting Tom Brady is not very happy with his beautiful but rather passively aggressive wife. Zip it most beautiful lady.

  11. Re then Super Model/Bimbo thing: Have you ever heard Gisselle talk? She comes from a very strong family and is very cool.

  12. She said he’s had concussions for years, and none of them has shown up on injury reports. There’s no reason to think she’s wrong (she knows him better than anybody) or lying (she seemed to be speaking off the cuff, not trying to pull a stunt).

    Either the Patriots hid his concussions, in which case they, as repeat offenders when it comes to cheating, should face severe punishment (massive fine and loss of high draft picks), or Brady didn’t reveal them, in which case he, as a repeat offender himself, should face a very long suspension (full season).

    If the league is as serious about concussions as it claims to be, it can’t just sweep this under the rug.

  13. She’s also not a doctor and unless he was examined and formally diagnosed with a concussion that Brady hasn’t revealed, which is highly unlikely, she has no idea if he actually had a concussion or not.

  14. It wouldn’t surprise me if Tom Brady has hidden concussions before and has trained himself not to show obvious symptoms. However, I’d like to see him not walk away a vegetable so this concerns me. Although, Gisele shouldn’t have said something on CBS and should have just told her husband how worried she is about him in private after all Tom did mention that Gisele is trying to get him to retire.

  15. I understand that I’m gonna get destroyed for this, especially by Pats fans, but I think it needs to be said. First, GBundchen is in no position to diagnose a concussion. Tom probably said he had a headache. 2nd their diet and exercise program is based 90% on junk science. Guerrero is a proven fraud. Their successful conditioning is due to hard work and good genes. Nothing more. If it works for them, fine. Problem is, as role models and entrepreneurs, it appears they are positioning themselves to sell this snake oil to the public.

  16. Seahawks admitted the knew Sherman was injured. No penalty.

    Le’veon Bell told every reporter who would listen that the Steelers knew the severity of his injury. No penalty.

    The Colts admitted that they hid Luck’s broken ribs and lacerated kidney from the injury report. No penalty.

    Brady’s wife says he had a concussion even though independent neurologists said he didn’t. 4 game suspension and NE loses 2 picks.

    Roger’s version of integrity…

  17. Gisele … an “angel of truth”? Would an angel steal a boyfriend from his long time, pregnant girlfriend? Angel is not the word that comes to mind.

  18. I swear, I think the Pats do these sorts of things to get draft picks taken away on purpose – so BB can give himself some sort of challenge.

  19. There is absolutely no incentive for Brady to address this issue whatsoever. Certain voices in the sports media world (*cough*Kellerman*cough*) are determined to crucify him and will twist any statement he makes to smear him, just as they have in the past.

    It has become obvious to the entire Patriots organization that the media is the enemy and they should be ignored and marginalized at every opportunity.

  20. UMadBreaux? says:
    May 18, 2017 11:07 AM
    It doesn’t matter how much is made of this. After the PR catastrophe of last year, the NFL is getting no where near another investigation of Brady.

    No one expects the Goodell Inquisition.

    Besides, blowing another $25m on another witch hunt is a good idea because, integrity.

    OTOH, she may be the Angel of Death, to the NFL anyway. If by chance she’s right that is.

  21. Why wait for any clarification when the trolls are chomping at the bit? There will be a pile of chips in a puddle of drool here in no time. Just keep in mind, in addition to her potential language barrier there’s also the people hearing her having a potential comprehension problem. She said LAST YEAR, not last season. Brady was pounded in that AFCCG loss in Denver. If he was concussed with delayed symptoms as a result there would have been no injury report.

    21 13

    You seem more concerned about the impact on troll’s than Brady’s health….Makes lots of sense?

    His wife is far from stupid…..are fluent in two languages? Fanboy and English don’t count as two.

  22. Maust1013 has it right. I could not believe how he stayed on the field in the 2016 AFC Championship game. I believe leading the team back that game ,even though it was in a losing effort, was one of Mr. Brady’s best performances. He was definitely “out of it” and performed tremendously. But he’s not tough? The man is as tough as nails physically and mentally.

    I believe it is time to retire soon. The man has nothing left to prove. I would like to see him retire this year hopefully after a championship but most importantly in good health.

  23. ^^^^Yeah, nice try. If you went back and watched every game Brady played in, there was a game or two where he took some shots. Bottom line: fans just don’t want to hear it. Just give me my football.

  24. kevin777w says:
    May 18, 2017 11:04 AM
    I believe that much to the dismay of Tom, Gisele rambled without filter, stating what she believed to be true. Tom probably got his bell rung but didn’t officially have a concussion or concussion symptoms.
    ______________________________

    So, what then are the symptoms of “getting your bell rung”?

  25. Nobody cares about Tom Brady. Joe Flacco acts like he’s concussed everyday and most plays on Sunday but does that stop him from playing.

  26. ricko1112 says:
    May 18, 2017 11:29 AM
    Seahawks admitted the knew Sherman was injured. No penalty.

    Le’veon Bell told every reporter who would listen that the Steelers knew the severity of his injury. No penalty.

    The Colts admitted that they hid Luck’s broken ribs and lacerated kidney from the injury report. No penalty.

    Brady’s wife says he had a concussion even though independent neurologists said he didn’t. 4 game suspension and NE loses 2 picks.

    Roger’s version of integrity…
    ————————-

    People should stop comparing this to any other issue. The league is in the middle of a multi billion – with a b – dollar lawsuit specifically because of concussions. He could potentially be a future part of that lawsuit and maybe his issues stem from this. That is why it’s a big deal.

  27. Florio, even though you think the media is important and NEEDS Brady to comment, he doesnt have to say anything public at all. Whether or not he feels he has had some concussions he obviously , like virtually every player, was “dinged” at some point, and like every player he didnt tell the team. That is his choice. He owes the league nothing, and im sure he will just tell the Patriots he has never had a concussion. End of story. He is a big boy, and knows his body better than anyone else, he knows the risks. He will know when enough is enough

  28. If Brady did have a concussion and it wasn’t detected by the Pats staff, I don’t believe Brady had an obligation to disclose it thus no rules were broken.

  29. Its the Pats way to lie, cheat and of course win. Is it surprising that they Brady’s concussions were hidden from the injury report. HELL NO. Are other teams doing it, YES. That being said the league should investigate the matter and get to the truth.

  30. Nofoolnodrool says:
    May 18, 2017 11:56 AM

    His wife is far from stupid…..are fluent in two languages? Fanboy and English don’t count as two.

    ——————————————–
    Born in a Spanish speaking country to beginning every sentence with the word “like” is hardly what most would refer to as “fluent”….

  31. Nofoolnodrool says:
    May 18, 2017 11:56 AM

    His wife is far from stupid…..are fluent in two languages? Fanboy and English don’t count as two.

    ——————————————–
    Born in a Spanish speaking country to beginning every sentence with the word “like” is hardly what most would refer to as “fluent” in 2 languages….

  32. I defy anyone to argue with the concept that football players, by the very nature of participating in the most violent organized game on the planet, will suffer concussions.

    The fact that Brady hasn’t admitted to it is simply not a thing, as every single player of this sport will have had head injuries just by playing the game. Every single one, whether they have been listed on an injury report or not.

    Either acknowledge that the sport, that we are all clearly huge fans of, should be stopped because of the potential to injure its players or move on.

  33. How does she know? Did she diagnose him? Did he diagnose himself? If he showed symptoms, is he obligated to inform medical staff?

    If he were truly concussed on the field, he’d have a hard time calling plays in the huddle.

  34. “Gisele … an “angel of truth”? Would an angel steal a boyfriend from his long time, pregnant girlfriend?”

    Other than Brady had already split up with the previous one and she didn’t even know she was pregnant until after Brady had hooked up with Giselle you might have something there.

  35. maiphatdong says:
    May 18, 2017 11:40 AM
    shes not an angel, shes a horse
    _____________________
    Go after Brady all you want. Insulting a man’s gf or wife’s physical appearance is beyond low. You have seen her portfolio, right? Get lasik, quick.

  36. Let concussion-gate commence! Strip the Patriots of all of their 2018 draft picks. Suspend Brady and Belichick for two years. Fine the team $100 million. Watch them win the Super Bowl anyway.

  37. Would love to see Brady and Bundchen buy their own team, and then compete against Kraft. The fallout from such a spectacle would be amazing.

  38. Truth is beauty, even when it is ugly. Ugliness is beautiful. And no man is an island. And some men are peninsulas. An angel I tell you.

  39. Oh my god, Brady may be the first player to ever play with a concussion in NFL history. And Gisele is a medical professional diagnosing concussions. Wow, everyone act outraged.

  40. As much as I can’t stand Brady, he’s one of the most competitive players in the game. I have no doubt he’s probably had concussions and kept them from the team and NFL so he could play. With that being said, if they don’t already, players should be fined or suspended for lying to the league about concussions.

  41. Let’s face it, the Patriots brought most of this on themselves, first cheating to win Superbowls, then bending the rules to win an AFC Championship game that they didn’t even need to touch those footballs to win.

    Now we have another example of bending the rules to win only this time, it has “possible” long term implications. It hardly matters to the Patriots if Tom Brady is 55 years old and wiping oatmeal off his chin as long as the Patriots competed in 2016-17

  42. How is it the truth when she hasn’t shown any proof and records show otherwise? I understand it stirs up the “cheater” idiots but come on.

  43. “An angel” and “a hero”? Are we so starved of anything resembling the truth today, that when we hear it, we need to get melodramatic about it? Give me a break dude and grow up.

  44. I guess a concussion is a result of a “deflation” to the skull resulting in the brain bruising, causing memory loss and headaches etc. This has to be looked into Roger, time to call your man, what’s his face.

  45. So Gisele said he had a concussion, and the doctors said he didn’t. I’m just curious. If your child needed brain surgery, would you have Gisele or the doctor perform the surgery?

  46. I like to pile on the pats and the deflater’s puppeteer as much as anyone but this one is a non-story. I can’t believe bill would put brady out unless he was ready to go.

    This is a non story.

  47. This is obviously a private fight that went public. Tom announces on Tuesday he wants to play till 45. Giselle goes on national TV next day saying he’s had multiple concussions. Torpedoes TOM! Brady is the only loser here and its obvious Giselle wants retirement now. Airing the dirty laundry big time! Who wins now?????

  48. Gonna be hard to get rid of the evidence. Brains vs. cellphones

    I’m sure she’s concerned about him saying he’s going to play into his mid-forties. He could be denying himself the inevitability of what lies ahead after his playing da(ze)ys.

  49. This is obviously a private fight that went public. Tom announces on Tuesday he wants to play till 45. Giselle goes on national TV next day saying he’s had multiple concussions. Torpedoes TOM! Brady is the only loser here and its obvious Giselle wants retirement now. Airing the dirty laundry big time! Who wins now?????

    Any honest man who truly loves his wife knows who wins this battle…..especially if money is not an issue. Time for Brady to grow up and stop playing a game for young men. She is telling him he needs to find another drool cup holder if he doesn’t.

  50. It’s as simple as this: she doesn’t want him to play anymore and will say anything against the violent nature of football (which, it is) to justify him stopping. Because Giselle said the word “concussion” means nothing.

    They don’t need money and he’s proven everything there is to prove.

    He’s competitive enough to play until he’s not good enough. That’s his plan. It may be 2 years away, or 5. Who knows?

    You can bet she’ll be lobbying against it the whole time. She should simply do it privately and not take the bait from the media. There’s no need to cause a public stir over nothing.

  51. This has nothing to do with the Pats or cheating. There’s nothing to investigate. Just a marriage in trouble. Two people with different agendas.

  52. I think fair compensation for this egregious lack of self injury reporting (which is not required, by the way) would be to sit Brady for the first 4 games of the year next season (with pay) and let those pesky Patriots just try to win another Superbowl then.

    Because…

    That strategy worked so well for the league parity police last year.

  53. Gizzy never forgave Sir Tom for flirting around with Ben Affleck’s hot nanny on Tom’s private airborne jet (awesome privacy). When the nanny released social media pics of her and Tom, she wearing his 4 SB rings (Google it), Gizzy went ballistic and threatened divorce (Google it). Sir Tom is a peach of a guy.

  54. I remember the days when NFL players wives where never seen much less heard…kinda miss those days.

  55. Oh, I’m sure he got his bell rung QUITE a few times in that AFCG! Not to mention they beat him up pretty good in the regular season game a few weeks before that!

    I give him credit tho! He finished!

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