As a four-time Super Bowl champion, Tom Brady’s a member of a pretty exclusive club.
But he may have run into a hearing at which turning over his cell phone might not help.
According to Mark Shanahan of the Boston Globe, Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen have applied for membership at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., and their application might be in doubt because they’re too famous.
“I don’t know what they’ll do about Brady,” a “prominent Boston businessperson” told the paper regarding the membership issue. “The Country Club believes your name should appear in the newspaper just two times: When you’re born and when you die.”
Brady’s and Bundchen’s have appeared far more than that, and will continue to, with paparazzi in tow wherever they go. They already own a house there, so joining the club makes sense for them, but possibly not for the club.
“When it comes to issues related to members or membership, it’s our policy not to comment,” said David Chag, the general manager of The Country Club. “It’s a private club, and we don’t answer those kinds of questions.”
On that score, Brady could have an in, since he’s gotten good at not commenting for large amounts of money as well.
But that might not help him at a club which didn’t admit its first Jewish member until the 1970s, no women until 1989 and no blacks until 1994.
So as you get up and go to work and pay your bills, remember, even someone as talented and famous as Brady has problems too. The struggle is real.