At least Tom Brady saved himself some money before suspension

AP

If Tom Brady’s looking for a silver lining to giving up his legal fight today, he can at least comfort himself with knowing he can afford more white flags to wave with the money he saved this offseason.

Brady restructured his current contract in April, converting $9 million in base salary to a signing bonus and a base salary of $1 million.

In addition to having his money in hand immediately, he also dropped his losses for a four-game suspension from $2.11 million to $235,941.

It’s not a deal-breaker for someone who was previously rich (and is married to someone who makes even more money), but it’s also a solid bit of planning on Brady’s part for the possibility this day would come.

19 responses to “At least Tom Brady saved himself some money before suspension

  1. And can also be seen as giving Goodell the finger about the punishment. The Pats, NFL, and fans are being punished more than Brady. Of course, a handful of teams are being rewarded either directly or indirectly.

  2. Brady just couldn’t fight anymore. The pressure was too much for him.

  3. He made out better than Belichick, who was fined half a million dollars for cheating.

  4. Just like the pool covers they only have black flags for sale.

    And we only know about the white pool cover fiasco because Brady did allow the NFL access to his cell phone and they leaked all his texts.

    Integrity.

    Anyone saying they wouldn’t have destroyed their phone after that is just lying or stupid.

  5. Some would argue that shows consciousness of guilt while others would say it is a precautionary measure in case he somehow loses when he shouldn’t have. Neither group are technically wrong.

  6. He restructured his contract after the allegation happened so he wouldn’t lose much money anyways. This isn’t really news…. you guys reported this when that happened.

  7. Yes, his wife has a higher income, but now she has to put up with him moping around the house in September.

    He’s got some extra time to drain and clean their moat, tho…

  8. At least now all of the people involved (i.e. Jastremski and McNally and Tom himself) are now freed up to speak candidly to anyone that they want to.

    We will hear again, and with more detail, that no rules were violated, and that this whole incident is one giant fraud.

    So you wanted to hear from McNally? It will happen soon, methinks.

  9. ..and with that, Tom Brady and the Patriots have now -officially- been caught and punished for cheating, TWICE.

    The 1919 Black Sox called to say “Hi, and welcome aboard.”

    In other news… “..Tom Brady forced to man up, finally…”

  10. Patriots and Brady did the same deal structure that they had done 4 years ago. Nothing to do with Deflategate.

    Good luck to the rest of the NFL. There is an unqualified spin doctor tripping around the office at 345 Park Avenue. The courts just gave him a new gun to play with.

  11. Just put another clause in his contract stating that if he is forced to miss games due to suspension, his salary for those games is reduced to $1 with the remainder transferred to the signing bonus. That would be a great way to stick it to Goodell.

  12. Brady can’t win if he doesn’t cheat. Worst fans in sports. Hold the record for consecutive blackouts at 17 games, over 2 seasons of football without selling out one game, but if you ask them everyone of their dad’s had season tickets. LOL

  13. The NFL should invalidate the alteration to Brady’s contract on the grounds that it is an attempt to evade his NFL imposed punishment for getting caught cheating.

  14. Sorry trolls the commissioner won’t be able to balance out the legal fees incurred in this farce in Brady game checks. On the plus side you trolls finally have four Brady era Patriots games worthy of asterisks, not the four you wanted but still.

  15. FoozieGrooler says:
    Jul 15, 2016 1:42 PM
    ..and with that, Tom Brady and the Patriots have now -officially- been caught and punished for cheating, TWICE.

    The 1919 Black Sox called to say “Hi, and welcome aboard.”
    ————————————
    One of us understands the Black Sox reference and the other posted it. Here’s a hint: The Black Sox weren’t accused of cheating…

  16. bigbadbills says:
    Jul 15, 2016 3:07 PM
    Brady can’t win if he doesn’t cheat. Worst fans in sports. Hold the record for consecutive blackouts at 17 games, over 2 seasons of football without selling out one game, but if you ask them everyone of their dad’s had season tickets. LOL

    ——-

    Brady’s career record vs. the Bills: 25 and 3.

    The Patriots just must have needed some cheating, back-door dealing, or something magic to take down those mighty Bills all of these years…

    Right?

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