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Yee’s statement on Brady doesn’t really state anything

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During the #DeflateGate saga, agent Don Yee on multiple occasions did his top client no favors with private advice supplied and public statements provided. Two days after Tom Brady’s wife dropped a bombshell by claiming that Brady suffered a concussion in 2016 and others in the past, Yee is once again providing cover, albeit somewhat less clumsily this time.

Tom was not diagnosed with a concussion,” Yee declares, in a statement that is likely factually accurate. If Brady told no doctor that he was suffering from the symptoms of a concussion, Brady couldn’t have been diagnosed with a concussion.

It’s a brilliant move on the surface, a Friday-afternoon non-news news dump aimed at getting an inquisitive media off the trail just before the weekend preceding the three-day weekend that could press the reset button and make everyone forget about the controversy that arrived out of the clear blue sky on Wednesday morning. Making it even more brilliant is the fact that Brady has found a way (for now) to avoid addressing the situation personally.

Brady was facing a lose-lose prospect: (1) tell the world that Gisele was misinformed and face the potential consequences at home (along with possibly renewed pressure to walk away from football); or (2) admit that one or more concussions have been concealed and invite a litany of who, what, where, when, why, and how questions aimed at learning more about whether he suffered head injuries and whether the team knew or should have known about them.

For now, Yee’s logically illogical statement takes the heat out of the kitchen, providing something/anything from Brady at a time when his silence had become deafening. Surely the product of careful planning for the last 48 hours among and between Brady, the Patriots, and Yee, it’s the equivalent of blocking the path to the king following the declaration of “check.” The only question is whether “check” ever becomes “checkmate,” or whether the public and the media become bored with watching this chess match, because chess is almost always boring.

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  1. stealthjunk says: May 19, 2017 2:17 PM

    Typical lawyer wording to weasel out of a question. What did you expect?

    The only surprise here is that Yee continues to be Brady’s lawyer/spokesperson after the Deflategate fiasco in which all Yee did was lead Tom into a worse situation than it actually was.

  2. rogerdw66 says: May 19, 2017 2:22 PM

    I think Brady saying he can go 5 more years is a sign of dementia. At the very least, he is not thinking clearly.

  3. RegisHawk says: May 19, 2017 2:24 PM

    You shouldn’t be giving away your lawyer secrets, even though we already know them.

  4. rolf1015 says: May 19, 2017 2:29 PM

    I don’t know why this is such a big deal. Do people really think that every concussion suffered by every player is noticed and then properly diagnosed? It’s much more likely the majority of concussions go undetected by team staff and the league – especially by those in the trenches that bang heads throughout the game, without the cameras focused on them.

  5. hehateme2 says: May 19, 2017 2:31 PM

    Yee is a moron. His poor cover up of Deflategate should have been enough for Ms. Bunchan

  6. puckskin says: May 19, 2017 2:39 PM

    This is such a non story, but folks want to tear down the Pats any way they can. I remember when Andrew Luck had a lacerated spleen and broken ribs and it wasn’t reported admittedly mid season.What happened? Nothing! Richard Sherman played with a unreported knee injury… Nada!. Brady’s wife yaps away, which she tends to do (ask Wes Welker) and the story starts to grow legs with wild speculation.

  7. tedmurph says: May 19, 2017 2:41 PM

    Honestly, even if I wasn’t a fanatical Pats fan, I would think this is the biggest nothing story of the offseason. Right up there with May draft grades. But hey, it’s the Patriots. Keeping the media in business since 2001.

  8. styro1 says: May 19, 2017 2:43 PM

    rogerdw66 says:
    May 19, 2017 2:22 PM
    I think Brady saying he can go 5 more years is a sign of dementia. At the very least, he is not thinking clearly.
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    Really? He had one of his best years last year and came in 2nd in MVP balloting.

  9. elyasm says: May 19, 2017 2:47 PM

    As a Patriots fan, this story makes me really wonder what Kaepernick’s been doing lately and if any teams have called him about a tryout…

  10. Nofoolnodrool says: May 19, 2017 3:04 PM

    tedmurph | May 19, 2017, 2:41 PM EDT
    Honestly, even if I wasn’t a fanatical Pats fan, I would think this is the biggest nothing story of the offseason. Right up there with May draft grades. But hey, it’s the Patriots. Keeping the media in business since 2001.

    Thanks Ted for reminding us all that Kraft started the NFL in 2001…..loser.

  11. factschecker says: May 19, 2017 3:14 PM

    I’d imagine wives are concerned (if not overly concerned) with their husbands heath and or well being no matter if you are an NFL QB, an auto mechanic, or a guy that owns and operates a football blog.

    Not everything that people say is a declaration of need of investigation.

  12. cadreamer1969 says: May 19, 2017 3:18 PM

    There’s not a sliver of evidence that Brady had a concussion.

  13. tedmurph says: May 19, 2017 3:20 PM

    I’m reminding everyone that the Patriots have been in the minds of obsessive jealous haters for 16 yrs. Especially steeler fans. That’s why they keep showing up. It’s almost as much fun as the Championships.

  14. blessedunliketherest says: May 19, 2017 3:24 PM

    The likelihood is Brady had symptoms similar to a concussion and never reported them. Like 99% of football players, he put the team first and carried on…..all the way to SB MVP status. He could have been like that softie RB from the Steelers who decided to quit during the AFCC game, but Brady just has more heart than most.

  15. bullcharger says: May 19, 2017 3:31 PM

    Lets say Brady thought he had a concussion that only he noticed or knew about and he mentioned it to his wife.

    Should we fine him? Suspend him? Throw him in the clink?

    These rules are there to protect a player, if he played anyway that’s Brady’s problem.

    It didn’t impact any game, unless you think maybe he should have sat out because of the concussion, which is stupid.

    There’s no outcome where Brady would be punished.

  16. tedmurph says: May 19, 2017 3:34 PM

    Brady’s agent said it didn’t happen. NFL records showed nothing was reported. All eyes are on the QB every play. Team doctor. Independent guy in the booth. A head shot to the QB doesn’t slip thru the cracks, like say a RB that takes a big hit and sits for a play or 2. Yet Giselle, with her considerable education and medical background, decides Brady has had multiple concussions.Please shut up.

  17. Nofoolnodrool says: May 19, 2017 3:44 PM

    Brady’s agent said it didn’t happen. NFL records showed nothing was reported. All eyes are on the QB every play. Team doctor. Independent guy in the booth. A head shot to the QB doesn’t slip thru the cracks, like say a RB that takes a big hit and sits for a play or 2. Yet Giselle, with her considerable education and medical background, decides Brady has had multiple concussions.Please shut up.

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    Another fanboy afraid of facing life without Brady and would rather see him continue playing after suffering a concussion he told his wife about. Of course he told her and his silence is deafening because he is screwed no matter what he does. He best not dare to call her a liar…but that’s too deep for this meat headed fanboy to grasp. Yep, you care about Brady’s future health and his wife doesn’t….still a loser since 2001.

  18. Nofoolnodrool says: May 19, 2017 3:56 PM

    Honestly, even if I wasn’t a fanatical Pats fan, I would think this is the biggest nothing story of the offseason. Right up there with May draft grades. But hey, it’s the Patriots. Keeping the media in business since 2001.

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    Brady’s personal silence is very telling because he knows he is screwed if he opens his mouth. He told his wife he had a concussion and hid. She knows this a way to get him to stop playing . Tommy knows best not to call his wife a liar….so the fanboy who is afaraid of losing Brady would rather see him hurt than quit. Now that is what has kept the media going since 2001……digest that fanboy.

  19. mikespillane337 says: May 19, 2017 3:57 PM

    I love spring time…it gives hope to those that have none.But alas…the fall cometh and their dreams becomes reallity….It reminds me of Patriots haters whose only glory comes during the offseason.It must be hard being them…..we Patriots fans need to start up a go fund me page….for the joy of seeing them receive nothing.

  20. obfuscatedthinking says: May 19, 2017 4:02 PM

    ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz…

  21. mikespillane337 says: May 19, 2017 4:04 PM

    Bradys silence is due to the fact that he is driving his new ASTON MARTIN..Better not call her a liar,knows better…we know who wears the pants in that haters house.

  22. tedmurph says: May 19, 2017 4:09 PM

    Nobody knows what Brady told his wife. Nobody knows if Brady ever had a concussion. All I can go by is the evidence I saw on the field last year. All the evidence points to no. He’s just in a no win situation because he doesn’t want to make his wife look bad. That’s probably why he let his agent do the talking.

    I’m looking forward to life after Brady. The Pats will still be good. Just like they were before Brady and Belichick, after Kraft bought the team. But, I can wait.

    If there’s anything else someone would like like me to refute and look stupid about, please let me know.

  23. mikespillane337 says: May 19, 2017 4:21 PM

    I can see Big Ben going home crying to his wife about being beat by his “Big Brother”.Just like all the haters,fans copy whom they wish.

  24. RE LEE says: May 19, 2017 4:38 PM

    Whatever happened to Andrew Luck injury investigation?
    This is Tom Brady so it calls for another mega-investigation.
    Maybe it’s Gisele who had a concussion.

  25. tedmurph says: May 19, 2017 4:59 PM

    Seems like drooly has been dinged a few too many times himself.

  26. mikespillane337 says: May 19, 2017 5:25 PM

    The pain these haters must feel by watching the Patriots and their fans thrive.How it must hurt them to go year to year and see a team and its fan base, that is clearly superior to them,enjoy such success.I hear fans of other teams talk about “wild cards”, “losing seasons”, and “high draft picks”.I just have to walk away,mainly because I’m a Patriots Fan and I do not understand that language.I do walk away feeling superior though and that makes me feel great.I really try to feel sorry for them but it’s hard when all you can do is laugh.

  27. rolf1015 says: May 19, 2017 5:39 PM

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    May 19, 2017 3:44 PM
    …Another fanboy afraid of facing life without Brady
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    Sounds like you are a fanboy of another team tired of facing life with Brady

  28. Nofoolnodrool says: May 19, 2017 5:43 PM

    tedmurph says:
    May 19, 2017 4:09 PM
    Nobody knows what Brady told his wife. Nobody knows if Brady ever had a concussion. All I can go by is the evidence I saw on the field last year. All the evidence points to no. He’s just in a no win situation because he doesn’t want to make his wife look bad. That’s probably why he let his agent do the talking.

    I’m looking forward to life after Brady. The Pats will still be good. Just like they were before Brady and Belichick, after Kraft bought the team. But, I can wait.

    If there’s anything else someone would like like me to refute and look stupid about, please let me know.

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    Teddy the Pat’s consistently sucked before Belicheat and Tammy arrived….I know I lived there.

    You haven’t refuted a thing just giving an unsupported opinion that you push as facts. Explain Brady’s current silence…I ll wait. Even Captain obvious Maust knows that thus his silence … because you don’t want to face the reality doesn’t make it wrong. Still a loser since 2001.

  29. tedmurph says: May 19, 2017 6:13 PM

    Between the time Kraft bought the team in 1993 and Belichick’s arrival in 2000 the Pats went to the playoffs 4 times and made it to the SBowl. Not sure which is worse, being stupid or misinformed.

    He told his wife he had a concussion and hid. Vs, nobody knows what Brady told his wife. I wonder which opinion is unsupported. What a joke.

  30. mikespillane337 says: May 19, 2017 6:13 PM

    I talk to my wife during football season because she don’t understand why other husbands spend more time with them than I do with her.I tell her that alot of teams are either out of the playoffs or some have no chance of making them.But I’m a Patriots fan and our seasons last longer.She keeps asking though and I keep getting headaches.

  31. tedmurph says: May 19, 2017 6:49 PM

    You talk to your wife during FB season? Just kidding dude.

  32. Nofoolnodrool says: May 19, 2017 6:58 PM

    Between the time Kraft bought the team in 1993 and Belichick’s arrival in 2000 the Pats went to the playoffs 4 times and made it to the SBowl. Not sure which is worse, being stupid or misinformed.

    He told his wife he had a concussion and hid. Vs, nobody knows what Brady told his wife. I wonder which opinion is unsupported. What a joke.

    Are you that obtuse? Why would she say he had a concussion……you can’t be that…..oh wait yes you can.

    So 24 years is a real long time…..call me when you get nearly 50 years of consistent quality without being punished losing draft choices for cheating.

    You definetly are misinformed and certainly intellectually challenged, calling you stupid would be rude, but after your concussion headboard joke you deserve it.

  33. pbinpb57 says: May 19, 2017 7:04 PM

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    May 19, 2017 3:56 PM

    Brady’s personal silence is very telling because he knows he is screwed if he opens his mouth. He told his wife he had a concussion and hid. She knows this a way to get him to stop playing . Tommy knows best not to call his wife a liar….so the fanboy who is afaraid of losing Brady would rather see him hurt than quit. Now that is what has kept the media going since 2001……digest that fanboy.
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    Drooly, quit while you’re ahead. Actual you’re never ahead, but you keep on believing it.

  34. bigdogsolec says: May 19, 2017 7:08 PM

    simple way to beat those cunccussion proctoclos just act stupid all the time

  35. tedmurph says: May 19, 2017 7:12 PM

    Giselle went into modelling when she was 13. Certainly qualified for diagnosing brain injuries.

    The steelers have had plenty of down times, including an inability to beat the Pats, who have owned this entire century, back to back 8-8 seasons, a team with no discipline, with multiple suspentions and a big hero accused multiple times of sexual assault. Not to mention being on the cutting edge of the steroid era, when they were banned by the Olympics and illegal without a prescription. Coach tries to trip a return man. But all that’s ok. Lose an argument and play the cheater card. The hue and cry of steeler fans everywhere. As if that’s the reason they keep losing to the Pats. Too easy and too funny.

    Pats were nothing before BB.
    They went to the SBowl in 1996
    Oh, that was a long time ago.
    What a stunning intellect. Trump would get a run for his money.

  36. Nofoolnodrool says: May 19, 2017 8:09 PM

    tedmurph says:
    May 19, 2017 7:12 PM
    Giselle went into modelling when she was 13. Certainly qualified for diagnosing brain injuries.

    The steelers have had plenty of down times, including an inability to beat the Pats, who have owned this entire century, back to back 8-8 seasons, a team with no discipline, with multiple suspentions and a big hero accused multiple times of sexual assault. Not to mention being on the cutting edge of the steroid era, when they were banned by the Olympics and illegal without a prescription. Coach tries to trip a return man. But all that’s ok. Lose an argument and play the cheater card. The hue and cry of steeler fans everywhere. As if that’s the reason they keep losing to the Pats. Too easy and too funny.

    Pats were nothing before BB.
    They went to the SBowl in 1996
    Oh, that was a long time ago.
    What a stunning intellect. Trump would get a run for his money.

    So far you are not refuting my claim that prior to Belicheat and Tammy the Pat’s sucked. Instead you attack the Steelers with steroid nonsense about the olympics? Come on Teddy….in the words of the famous Major Charles Emerson Winchester…..don’t be so obtuse. 1996 was not a long time ago 1974 was a long time ago.

    No matter how you try to smear the Steelers …..the Pat’s have been disciplined by league for cheating …TWICE….and that’s not FAKE NEWS…..quit while you behind Ted…do your self a favor…quit with the head board jokes…THEY are stupid.
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  37. harril3 says: May 19, 2017 8:13 PM

    puckskin says:
    May 19, 2017 2:39 PM

    This is such a non story, but folks want to tear down the Pats any way they can. I remember when Andrew Luck had a lacerated spleen and broken ribs and it wasn’t reported admittedly mid season.What happened? Nothing! Richard Sherman played with a unreported knee injury… Nada!. Brady’s wife yaps away, which she tends to do (ask Wes Welker) and the story starts to grow legs with wild speculation….

    ………….

    Take off the tin foil hat, son…those stories were reported on multiple times, just like this one. The NFL has already said there was no report of concussion symptoms. Yee is trying to cover his client’s butt using lawyer speak. No one’s calling for or threatening an investigation.

    It’s a story because it’s Brady, just like his endorsement of Aston Martin is a story. Even the most worthless minutia like a small endorsement deal is a story when the person is famous. He’s the Kim Kardashian of the NFL…lol

  38. mikespillane337 says: May 19, 2017 8:34 PM

    Brady gets beat…he gets up again.

    Big ben gets beat…wants to retire..but the really sad part is this got more comments than his “my big brother” beat me again.

    Then the haters come out and have “groin” hurts…..take a motrin.

  39. LyinRogerMustGo says: May 19, 2017 8:49 PM

    Tee hee 🙂 It really is laughable that Patriot Hater thinks their team and it’s inferior fans ever deserved to be mentioned in the same sentence as US.

    It’s not arrogance if it’s the truth. I only preach the truth cupcakes. It is my duty.

    🙂

  40. mikespillane337 says: May 19, 2017 10:43 PM

    Small endorsement deal….211k car, with only 4000 cars “hand made” a year and only 12 that Brady will have a hand in designing….. Your teams players get a steakum endorsement and you think it compares to Bradys “Kobe Beef”..sit down and sing a peyton jingle.

  41. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: May 20, 2017 5:25 PM

    Super bowl champions, twice out of the last 3 years! Have a great off season!

  42. Nofoolnodrool says: May 20, 2017 6:05 PM

    mikespillane337 says:
    May 19, 2017 10:43 PM
    Small endorsement deal….211k car, with only 4000 cars “hand made” a year and only 12 that Brady will have a hand in designing….. Your teams players get a steakum endorsement and you think it compares to Bradys “Kobe Beef”..sit down and sing a peyton jingle.

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    Meh. Fart…burp….yawn.

  43. popcherrycoke says: May 21, 2017 12:11 PM

    “Another fanboy afraid of facing life without Brady and would rather see him continue playing after suffering a concussion he told his wife about. Of course he told her and his silence is deafening because he is screwed no matter what he does. He best not dare to call her a liar…but that’s too deep for this meat headed fanboy to grasp. Yep, you care about Brady’s future health and his wife doesn’t….still a loser since 2001.”

    You sure spend an inordinate amount of time melting down like a snowflake over the Patriots on this website. It’s hilarious how angry they make you.

  44. popcherrycoke says: May 21, 2017 12:13 PM

    “Take off the tin foil hat, son…those stories were reported on multiple times, just like this one. The NFL has already said there was no report of concussion symptoms. Yee is trying to cover his client’s butt using lawyer speak. No one’s calling for or threatening an investigation.

    It’s a story because it’s Brady, just like his endorsement of Aston Martin is a story. Even the most worthless minutia like a small endorsement deal is a story when the person is famous. He’s the Kim Kardashian of the NFL…lol”

    No one is calling for an investigation?

    LOL, I guess you don’t read these comment sections with every butthurt loser crying about this. And THE ONLY REASON they are crying and wanting Brady’s head, is because its Brady.

  45. controlaltdeletedeletedelete says: May 21, 2017 12:43 PM

    …cheat cheat cheat cheat cheat cheat cheat cheat cheat cheat…

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